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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Organizing Your News Story

Once you determine your story and conduct your interviews, you'll need to start assembling the structure of your news story. For traditional news reporting, there are some expectations on how you will organize and order the information in your story.

Most news stories use the "inverted pyramid," while a less-common approach is the hourglass reporting format.

Find out all about these newswriting styles and more in the presentation below.

Organizing A News Story 

Looking for an example of a traditional news story? 

Here is one from The New York Times:
Learn more tips and tricks on organizing your story: