Lesson: News 7: Basics of Newswriting: The Inverted Pyramid
Beyond the news lead, the rest of the traditional straight news story requires a specific formula called the inverted pyramid. Stories written in the inverted pyramid proceed from most the important to the least important details, and writing with this requirement in mind, requires a challenging and new kind of critical thinking and offers refreshing way of looking at writing for many students. This is the second piece of real news training students need before they start writing their own news stories.
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