Newspaper Assignment 3: 5W’s and an H

In basic newspaper article construction, each article contains the 5 W’s and an H. The who, what, when, where, why, and how of the article.

Read today’s newspaper and then on a separate piece of paper create and fill in the following chart for 3 different articles.

Name of Paper: ___________________________________________________

Date of Paper: ____________________________________________________

Section or, if you are reading online,  tab_______________   Page____

Outstanding Feature Or Story

Title:_______________________________________________

Who: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

What: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

When: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Where: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Why: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

How: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

When you are finished, look closely at the structure of each newspaper  article you used for the above chart and consider the following points for an in class discussion.

A)  Where in the article is this information typically found?

B)  How does the placement of this information  impact the structure of the article?

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