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School Report - writing a news story

School Report - writing a news story
Key Info
  • School Report - writing a news story
  • Duration: 05:14
  • In his third video, Huw Edwards gives his tips on writing a good news report that will hold an audience's attention. He recommends that all writing should be clear, concise and correct. You may need to do a lot of re-writing, and it is always worth asking someone else to check your writing for any inaccuracies. This BBC School Report clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 3 October 2009. More information about the School Report project can be found at Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Media Studies


    News Values

  • Keywords: journalism, reading, writing, reporting, accuracy, communication, schoolreport
Ideas for use in class
  • A lesson plan can be found on the School Report website: Good advice for any kind of writing, but particularly factual, news reporting. Evaluate a piece of print journalism using the three 'C's' - clear, concise and correct. How successful is the piece in sticking to these rules?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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