The best thing about this reading, I felt, is about the very first paragraph about Shakespeare. The way it is explained, using Romeo and Juliet is quite interesting and it swoops in the readers to read further paragraphs. We have all learnt about inverted pyramid for writing news but “Some reporters let the pyramid control the content so that news comes out homogenized” is the fact worth considering.
The process of writing has always been a challenge for cub-journalists. This reading offers a detailed process of gathering information, selecting, writing and editing it. Some information like “The writing can begin long before the writer commits the first writing process as revising sentences… it is done in the head, with the eyes and ears…” is easy to relate ourselves which makes us to keep reading this artcle.
Language of Journalism part of the reading gives the idea of how a journalist should treat the information to make the article worth reading. The reading offers example that helps to understand the information with more clarity.
“When writers write in chronological order, they invite readers to enter a story and stick with it.” It perfectly matches with this reading. The flow of this article is interesting enough to keep reading it. It is step by step and relevant that it gets more engaging with each section.
Style book provides information about a particular organisation’s requirement to write an article but this reading is providing the best general guidelines we have got so far.