This guide gathers library and web resources pertinent to the practice of journalism, including library databases for articles on any and all topics. There are also links to statistic sources, public records, fact checking resources, and directions about how to write a news story.
I. Lead sentence
Grab and hook your reader right away.
Which facts and figures will ground your story? You have to tell your readers where and when this story is happening.
III. Opening quotation
What will give the reader a sense of the people involved and what they are thinking?
IV. Main body
What is at the heart of your story?
V. Closing quotation
Find something that sums the article up in a few words.
VI. Conclusion (optional—the closing quote may do the job)