Writing a News Story
Writing a news story is one of the most effective ways for students to learn the craft of writing. It develops skills in gathering, organising and judging the quality of information and it helps students develop a strong control of language. Writing a news story will help students develop their understanding of context and expand their vocabulary.
$220 + GST
In this 5 hour course, Writing a news story, you will learn about:
- The 5ws – who, what, when, where, why?
- Gathering information
- Interviewing skills
- The story and the angle
- The structure of a news story – the lead and the inverted pyramid
- Writing your news story
Brad Kelly (BA, Grad Dip. Ed, MEd) is a teacher and writer based in Wollongong, NSW. With over 15 years classroom experience, he is now a writing coach, teacher mentor and founder of Cornerstone Teacher Learning. Brad has written seven books and countless articles in the areas of education, finance, lifestyle, technology and more. He has presented with TTA, HTANSW, Cengage Learning and Academy Travel. Brad spends his days working with teachers from across the state and Australia to find more effective ways to teach student writing.