by: Jessi Galloway
Why not make learning fun?
This week I thought I’d put to practice writing news leads and brush up my AP style using the Who, What, Where, When, How, Why list approach. In all things, practice makes perfect, but no one said it needed to be boring.
Use your favorite movies as a premise to practice writing news leads. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s an excuse to watch Netflix this weekend. I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic the last few days and decided to pick three of my childhood favorites as an example.
101 Dalmations (1961)
Who: 101 Dalmatian puppies
What: They were stolen in the middle of the night by a serial dognapper
Where: Suburbs of London
When: Friday of this week
How: Breaking and entering
Why: Police are still looking for leads.
101 pure-breed Dalmatian puppies went missing Friday night, after the serial dognappers raided the quite suburbs of London. Police are still investigating potential suspects.
(Picture Source: Profiles in History )
Who: Willy Wonka
What: Issued 5 Golden Tickets
Where: In London
When: Monday Morning this week
How: In Wonka Chocolate bars
Why: To choose a winner for a grand prize
Willy Wonka issued ten golden tickets hidden in Wonka Chocolate Bars Monday morning that will admit 5 lucky winners into his chocolate factory, of which 1 will win the grand prize.
(Picture Source: FanPop)
Who: Mr. Grinch
What: Stole Christmas
Where: In Whoville
When: Monday morning, this week
How: By impersonating Santa
Why: He hates Christmas
Mr. Grinch is suspected of impersonating Santa to steal Christmas after eye witness reports place him at the scene of the crime last Tuesday night.