Welcome to the new semester.
Recall that we introduced the course – Writing For The Mass Media – today. We looked at the course outline and commenced with the definition of basic concepts such as mass media, mass media writing and news. We discussed the hard news and soft news. We also looked at the news elements. As a journalist you ought to understand the meaning of news and how to determine what is news worthy. That was why we defined news value today as the key determinants of news. We also said news elements are the key questions that guide journalists in writing a good news piece.
1. List the six news elements we mentioned in class today.
2. Define news
3. What do you understand by the inverted pyramid style?
Make sure you write your quiz number. Provide your answer as a comment to this post. Deadline for the quiz is 7.30 tomorrow morning.