Introductory PPT - Skills Workshop

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Looking at Newspapers

This PPT accompanies a separate PDF resource (which includes a sample newspaper quiz, detailed teaching instructions and two “5 Ws and 1 H” activities). Kindly contributed by Ellie Walsh, Devon Adult and Community Learning, [email protected]

Today you will:

 Identify the parts of today’s standard newspaper  Identify the differences between newspaper and other media sources  Recognize the daily uses of a newspaper  Identify the different parts of a news story Identify bias in news stories  Understand the interviewing process  Write a short news story, complete with quotations

Write for 5 minutes on one of the following topics

I use newspapers for… OR I never use newspapers because….

These are some of the words we are going to use

            Article Byline Critic Edit Editor Editorial Feature Front page Headline Media Opinion Tabloid

The maxim of the Five Ws (and one H) is that in order for a report to be considered complete it must answer a checklist of six questions,  Who? Who was involved?  What? What happened (what's the story)?  When? When did it take place?  Where? Where did it take place?  Why? Why did it happen?  How? How did it happen?

The "Five Ws" (and one H) were written about by Rudyard Kipling

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

from Wikipedia accessed 15/06/09

What’s clever about this technique?

 Each question should elicit a factual answer  Importantly, none of these questions can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no".

 In the context of the "news style" the five Ws are types of facts that should be contained in the "lead" or first two or three paragraphs of the story,