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Lesson 3

Writing and Reading News

Aim: to demonstrate the limitations of TV news writing; how TV news has to use brevity and conciseness.

You will Need:

  • A copy of the morning newspaper
  • Paper/Pens

What to do:

  • Distribute newspapers to students
  • 20 minutes to write a news update ... essentially the headlines to promote the upcoming news programme.
  • Your 30 second news update must include:
    • One international story
    • One national story
    • One local story
    • One sport/weather story
  • When completed, student read their news updates to the class while being timed.



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