Introduction to Professional Newswriting Reporting for the Modern Media by Conrad C. Fink

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[Conrad C Fink]. The Professional Context --Ch. News and How It Is Used --Pt. Your Newswriter Tools --Ch. Language: The Newswriter's Basic Tool --Ch.

The Fundamentals of Style: Lean and Clean --Pt. Building Your Personal Writing Style --Ch. Organizing the Story and Lead --Ch. The Lure and Hook of Leads --Ch. a news story. A good reporter loves to dig into a story.

The rule is: "Write 10 percent of what you know." THE FIVE 'W's' Every news story must cover the "Five W's:" Who, What, When, Where, Why and sometimes The ABCs of news writing are Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity.

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