A newspaper article is a very important descriptive text to master. Through this formula you can write about different themes and topics, ranging from newspapers to specialized magazines when it comes to publishing. This is why it is very important that you are able to write one.
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Usually the newspaper article is set up starting from some documents: news excerpts, works of art and, sometimes, even poems and passages from great novels. All these elements must have a thematic core in common.
Let’s see, first quickly and schematically, and then go into details, the steps you will need to follow to write a newspaper article:
identifies the most relevant elements to build a critical discourse on the topic.
choose a title that clearly explains the topic (if it is more convenient for you, enter it later, as many authors do).
specifies the destination header.
actualize as much as possible, taking the news as a starting point.
Identify the most relevant elements
Choosing the most relevant elements for your newspaper article depends a lot on what you want to say.
If you want to express a critical thought on just one work and think you can talk about it in depth for at least 4 columns, you can also choose just one document from the proposals.
Make a small summary of each document to better identify the key points and arguments and establish relationships between them.
Choose a title
As I have already told you, it is not important that you do this before you start writing your article.
The important thing is that you choose one that is able to draw the reader’s attention and give him a general idea of what he will read.
Choose the destination header
Each newspaper article has features that make it suitable for some newspapers and not for others: you will never find a murder on Focus, for example.
This is why it is important for you to be able to correctly identify the most suitable publication for an imaginary publication. Try to get an idea about the available offers by taking a look at the newsstand or online.
In addition to the newspaper in which you would see well the text you are writing, it also indicates the specific sector in which your newspaper article is framed: news (town, national or foreign), sport, entertainment, culture and so on.
This further contextualization will help you to make the professor understand that you are well aware of what you are writing and of the current publishing panorama, as well as of his requests and, consequently, of the public that you are going to attract.
This is a key step to better prepare your newspaper article. Because this is where you will show your critical abilities and your awareness of the world around you.
IN ADDITION, ONLY EXPANDING YOUR PROCESS WITH PERSONAL CRITICISM YOU CAN SAY THAT YOU HAVE REALLY WRITTEN A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
Developing this step in the best way will be very difficult if you do not learn properly. For this you must always keep yourself informed about what is happening in the world and read a lot. Nothing prevents you from taking inspiration from a novel or, why not, even from a film to better express what you want to say.
You can also refer to imaginary events (as long as they are realistic), recent events or relevant discoveries to make your discussion even more current and complete.
NOW THAT WE HAVE SEEN THE KEY STEPS TO WRITE YOUR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, WE GO TO SOME PRACTICAL ADVICE.
Try to build yourself (you choose whether in writing or in mind) a precise lineup of what you want to say, so you will always know what you still have to deal with and, perhaps, you will better manage the anxiety that everyone feels in front of a task.
Write down some key words on a sheet or on the tracks themselves to help you remember what you want to use to broaden your thinking.
Understand thoroughly the texts and the relationships between them: sometimes it may seem that there is no connection, but by thinking carefully you will find it, or maybe you will create one of your own.
BE ORIGINAL, BECAUSE THE PROFESSORS INTERESTED ABOVE ALL YOUR ABILITY TO LOOK AT THE WORLD THAT SURROUNDS YOU WITH A CRITICAL EYE.
If you are reminded of something that goes beyond your annotations while you are writing, enter it: as long as it is wisely connected, everything you have to say will be worth reading.
Start each paragraph with your idea of what you are going to expose yourself, just like real journalists do: it will help the reader identify your point of view immediately.
Choose with which style to write your article, if dry and concise or rich and articulate, always keeping in mind, however, the title you have chosen.
First choose which citations to take from the proposed texts. Perhaps underlining them to identify them at a glance.
Always keep your thesis in mind, because it must be the one to guide your thinking.
Stop rereading what you wrote. So be the first to identify errors and correct them and try to understand how persuasive you have been.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING I HAVE TO TELL YOU IS THAT YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO CHOOSE!
The moment you opt for the preparation of a newspaper article, you will have four themes that will constitute the beginning of the skein that you will follow in your writing path, that is:
technical-scientific field, concerning scientific discoveries or technology; be especially careful of technical names and terms.
artistic or literary field, which sees all forms of art as protagonists, literature included; in this case you have to have a mindset that helps you to range between various artistic examples.
historical-political context, where you will particularly need a critical spirit, because the point will be to analyze politics from a historical perspective.
socio-economic field, where the proposed texts will concern economy and society and, consequently, they will be full of specific terms; the risk is to misunderstand even one of the texts.
Choose the theme based on your inclination and your interests. Always think that if the topic is part of a field that particularly fascinates you, it will be much easier and natural for you to develop theses and antitheses to the text in question.