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November 8, 2005

chap 9 -10 guide to newswriting

AP Guide to News Writing (Ch 9 & 10) -- News Writing (EL 227)

Chapter 9 talks about how small details really make a story. reporters cant rely on words and phrases that the public cannot understand. That is why small specific details are important. they bring more vitality to a story than a bland statement.
They warn not to use grand generalizations or noun adjective combos either. There is also a warning agaisnt excessiveness or details too.

Chapter 10 talks about the use of cliches. the occasional cliche is not frowned upon but using them several times in the same paragragraph.the use of metaphors is something to watch too.

Posted by RachelPrichard at November 8, 2005 3:19 PM


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