ERIC Number: ED112419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Anatomy of a Newspaper.
This booklet describes the daily newspaper--how it works and why it is a vital part of society, explains some of the choices the newspaper offers its readers, discusses some of the ways it gets people to read certain stories, and explores the definitions of what makes up the news. The news, as it is presented in the newspaper, is broken down for easier understanding through examples of the pyramid structure, headlines, and other aspects of newspaper format. Various sources for newspaper stories are examined, including quotes from prominent individuals, information from wire services and syndicates, and news gained by covering events in the community. The purpose of editorials in the newspaper is also discussed, the advantages of the advertising section for the newspaper reader are reviewed, and the use of photography is examined, with emphasis on the importance of photographs in telling what does not come across in the news stories. The booklet concludes with a glossary of newspaper terms. (RB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Newspapers, Reading, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, P.O. Box 17407, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. 20041 (Write for price)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.