1.You are to know the structure of news. 2.You are to write the headline by reading
the news. 3.You are to use one sentence to write the
lead of news.
What is news?
News is a timely report of any current events,
facts or opinions ____u_n__k_n_o_w_n__ (know)
previously, which interests or affects a large
number of people. It is some __u_n_u_s_u_a_l_ (usual) or _u_n_c_o_m__m__o_n(common) happenings.
X ? ordinary person(s)+usual occurence(s) ( )
? ordinary person(s)+unusual occurence(s) ( )
? extraordinary person(s)+usual occurence(s) ( )
? extraordinary person(s)+unusual occurence(s)
? Which can become a piece of news?
1. A dog bites a boy. too common 2.A boy bites a dog. uncommon
3.A boy bit a dog 3 months ago.
outdated 4.A boy bit a dog just now. timely
characteristics of headline
1rmative--to convey the key information 2.short--to save time and space 3.clear--to make it readable 4.intriguing --to catch readers’ eyes
What is lead?
? The lead is the __fir_s_t_(one) paragraph, which is _s_h_o_r_t _(shortly) and is used to grab readers’ attention. It must be _b_ri_ef_(briefly), and if it is a story, it often answers 5_W_ and 1 _H_.
A man was seriously injured in a car accident at about 7a.m. on the 101 Road because of the heavy fog.
Who What How When Where Why
a man was injured seriously at about 7a.m. on the 101 Road because of the heavy fog
Inverted Pyramid 倒金字塔
heavier , more important news at the top; lighter , less important news at the bottom.
? Try to write the headlines of the following news.
? News item 1 headline
? STOCKHOLM--Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that gave a singer-songwriter one of the world's most prestigious cultural awards.
? His songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind," "Masters of War," "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall," "The Times They Are a-Changin," "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Like a Rolling Stone" captured a spirit of rebellion, dissent and independence.
? "Dylan has the status of an icon. His influence on contemporary music is profound," the Swedish Academy said on Thursday, when it awarded the 8 million Swedish crown ($930,000) prize.
? News item 2 headline T_y_p__h_o_o__n__H__a_i_m__a__m__a_d__e__l_a_n_d__f_a_l_l_i_n__s__o_u_t_h___C_h__ina
? GUANGZHOU - Typhoon Haima, the 22nd typhoon of the year, made landfall in south China's Guangdong Province at the noon of Friday.
? The tropical cyclone, packing maximum winds of 150 to 166 kilometers per hour at its center, landed at the coastal area of Houmen township in Haifeng county of Shanwei city at 12:40 p.m. according to local meteorological bureau.
? More practice for lead writing.
?5 W 1 H ?
? China's quality watchdog said on Tuesday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's local unit will recall all 190,984 Galaxy Note 7 fire-phones that have sold in the Chinese mainland urgently.
? Samsung earlier in the day halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and told owners to stop using them while it investigates reports of fires. The move has raised expectations the tech giant will scrap the flagship device. The latest recall in China includes the 1,858 early-released Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that the watchdog ordered to recall on Sept 14.
? Samsung's shares plunged over 7 percent after the company announced Note 7's global sales halt and exchange.The smartphone conglomerate's shares fell 7.02 percent as of 1:50 pm, the largest intraday drop in a month. The company said on its website that the decision was made after consulting with relevant authorities.
?5 W 1 H ?
How When Where Why
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's local unit It will recall all 190,984 Galaxy Note 7 fire-phones. urgently on Sept 14 in the Chinese mainland
while it investigates reports of fires.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's local unit will call all 190,984 Galaxy Note 7 fire-phones that have sold in the Chinese mainland on September 14th because it investigates reports of fires.
Today we have learned
1.The definition and the structure of news. 2. Characteristics of headline and lead. 3. How to write DIY headline. 4. Use one sentence to write the lead of
Task 1 More exercises about the headline and lead of the news.
Task2 Choose one hot topic you like to show us the process of making the news.
Thank you for attention!