How to Write a Newspaper Article
By Mr. Lewis
How do you begin to write a newspaper article? This question was posed by several of the writers on our staff, especially in the first few weeks of our papers inception. Writing a newspaper article in any facet is much different than the writing that students do on a daily basis. The writer must first recognize and then pay close attention to the fact that they have a much different audience than they are used to.
The range of interests that we wanted our paper to appeal to was extraordinary, this proved to be overwhelming at first and it was difficult for the writers to pick a topic to write about. After some very deep thought, holistic breathing exercises and stress relief therapy we came to the realization that our writers had to write about what they found interesting. Makes sense doesn’t it? The key to a great newspaper article is a motivated and determined writer who can relate to the subject matter on several different levels. And we’re off…!
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Ten Words You Never Thought Were Words
1. Thingamajig — any device, contrivance, gadget, etc.: jocular substitute for a name not known or temporarily forgotten
2. Um — used to indicate hesitation
3. Eh — used to ask for confirmation or repetition or to express inquiry
4. Higgledy-piggledy — in a confused, disordered, or random manner
5. E’en — inferior fabric resembling
6. Sprig — a small specimen
7. Googol — the figure 1 followed by 100 zeros equal to 10100
8. Zenzizenzizenzic — the eighth power of a number
9. Winkle Picker – a shoe or boot with a narrow, sharply pointed toe
10. Floccinaucinihilipilification — estimating things as worthless and belittling other’s achievements