Title, Basic News Writing. Author, Melvin Mencher. Edition, 2. Publisher, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Feb . Melvin Mencher is the author of News Writing and Reporting, the text that set the standard for the field, now in its Eleventh Edition. He has extensive experience. This edition continues to illustrate the principles of news reporting and writing with telling examples from print and broadcast journalism. Students are shown.

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And he wasn’t just watching television but “Family Feud. Look at this lead by Peter Coy of the AP: Fritz began his news feature about the centers this way: Contents On the Job.

The Old Testament begins with simple words in a short sentence: She had better start writing, and she does: There are only two basic leads, direct and delayed.

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Keep the lead short, under 30 or 35 words. What ran through the mind of the reporter who wrote this lead? Is a direct or a delayed lead best? This edition continues to illustrate the principles of news reporting and writing with telling examples from print and broadcast journalism. Ruth and education professor Nathan Kravetz, has a major error on page The reporter reached this answer down in the story, but his editor pointed out neds voters want to know the opinions and positions of their candidates quickly in stories about politics.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. Editors are aware of these tactics and the abusers of the delayed lead menchfr themselves confined to taking scores from the local bridge and bowling leagues and explaining to the wrestling promoters why the sports editor doesn’t consider wrestling results worthy of space.

This is why finding the theme is No. This lead tells the reader or listener the most important aspect of the story at once.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Refresh and try again. This kind of construction keeps leads short, another major requirement for a readable beginning. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Another book, written 92 years later, is also familiar to high school readers, possibly because of the beginning that trapped them into reading further: In less than three miles, Joseph L.

Sarah is writing for the campus newspaper. The knockout punch was there for everyone to see.

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This meant the child would have to be turned newa to her biological mother, who had given her up for adoption shortly after Jessica was bom. She is accused of trying to hire a beekeeper to kill him.


As we have seen, the direct lead focuses on the theme of the event in the first paragraph. Sarah knows that if she can identify the heart of the talk, her story will ju; about organize itself because the next several paragraphs after the lead will cor sist of quotes that buttress and amplify the lead material she has selected. Yet, the leads are memorable. Snow, followed by small boys on sleds. I’ll leave it as is. Let’s try to get people into the lead. When Resource wouldn’t refinance Mr.

It doesn’t have to be fancy, but if you frame it basi, the rest of the story will flow from it in a natural and graceful way.

But he did not make his answer to the first question sufficiently specific.

Four of them seem to deal with traffic. Account Options Sign in. Sarasin and William R. What is the subject, and what verb will best move the reader into the story?