How to write your newspaper article: Style and Form
Do you remember our two headlines from the very beginning of this course?
Pigs die as houses blown down
Woman finds a hat in a tree
Study their writing style
Let us take a look now at the two corresponding articles and study the writing style of each of them. You can click on the arrow to show and hide each of the articles.
- …the first sentence of each article. What information does it contain?
- …the information given in the article.
- …the register of the article, that means, if it is a formal, neutral or informal writing style.
- …other typical elements of the article.
Write down some keywords before advancing to the following page.
Hundreds of pigs died when a strong wind blew all their houses down at Dongxiang country, in south China’s Jiangxi province. Pig-farming has exploded over the last 10 years. Authorities blamed the quality of structures that housed the swine and are now planning building inspections.
A HAT has been found up at a tree in Bilton.
The woollen head garment, which is red and has a bobble, was discovered on Tuesday by Bilton Lane resident Sharon Bromance, 43.
“I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw it up there,” she said. “I got it down with a stick and put it on a fence post.”
The owner now has until April 10 to reclaim the had, after which it will be destroyed.