News style

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News style, journalistic style, or news-writing style is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.wikipedia
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Five Ws

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News writing attempts to answer all the basic questions about any particular event—who, what, when, where and why (the Five Ws) and also often how—at the opening of the article.
They are often mentioned in journalism (cf. news style), research and police investigations.

Headlinese

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Another is headlinese.
Headlinese is an abbreviated form of news writing style used in newspaper headlines.

Journalese

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The related term journalese is sometimes used, usually pejoratively, to refer to news-style writing.
Journalese is the artificial or hyperbolic, and sometimes over-abbreviated, language regarded as characteristic of the news style used in popular media.

Inverted pyramid (journalism)

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This form of structure is sometimes called the "inverted pyramid", to refer to the decreasing importance of information in subsequent paragraphs.
It is a common method for writing news stories (and has adaptability to other kinds of texts, e.g., blogs and editorial columns).

Lead paragraph

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Writers are often admonished "Don't bury the lead!" to ensure that they present the most important facts first, rather than requiring the reader to go through several paragraphs to find them.
Journalistic leads emphasize grabbing the attention of the reader.

Prose

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News style, journalistic style, or news-writing style is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.

News

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News style, journalistic style, or news-writing style is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.

Newspaper

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News style, journalistic style, or news-writing style is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.

Radio

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News style, journalistic style, or news-writing style is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.

Television

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News style, journalistic style, or news-writing style is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.

Vocabulary

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News style encompasses not only vocabulary and sentence structure, but also the way in which stories present the information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

Grammar

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News style encompasses not only vocabulary and sentence structure, but also the way in which stories present the information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

Information

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News style encompasses not only vocabulary and sentence structure, but also the way in which stories present the information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

Tone (literature)

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News style encompasses not only vocabulary and sentence structure, but also the way in which stories present the information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

Audience

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News style encompasses not only vocabulary and sentence structure, but also the way in which stories present the information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

Rhetorical modes

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Newspapers generally adhere to an expository writing style.

Journalism ethics and standards

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Over time and place, journalism ethics and standards have varied in the degree of objectivity or sensationalism they incorporate.

Journalistic objectivity

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Over time and place, journalism ethics and standards have varied in the degree of objectivity or sensationalism they incorporate.

Sensationalism

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Over time and place, journalism ethics and standards have varied in the degree of objectivity or sensationalism they incorporate.

Scoop (news)

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It is considered unethical not to attribute a scoop to the journalist(s) who broke a story, even if they are employed by a rival organization.

Professional

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Definitions of professionalism differ among news agencies; their reputations, according to both professional standards and reader expectations, are often tied to the appearance of objectivity.

News agency

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Definitions of professionalism differ among news agencies; their reputations, according to both professional standards and reader expectations, are often tied to the appearance of objectivity.

Style guide

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The specific choices made by a news outlet's editor or editorial board are often collected in a style guide; common style guides include the AP Stylebook and the US News Style Book.

AP Stylebook

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The specific choices made by a news outlet's editor or editorial board are often collected in a style guide; common style guides include the AP Stylebook and the US News Style Book.

Anecdote

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They offer anecdotes, examples and metaphors, and they rarely depend on generalizations or abstract ideas.