Responding to a set brief
Must know the genre, audience, style and purpose.
What must be considered:
- What newspaper are you writing for? Will the readers be interested in your story?
- Which part of the paper are you writing for? How long does the article need to be?
- What are the newspaper's readers like?
This information helps to work out a style and word count.
Commissioned writing must stick to the brief.
Types of newspaper articles:
- News articles: found at the front of the newspaper, inform readers about things happening in the world or in their local area.
- Feature articles: explore news stories in more depth, may be triggered by a story that has been in the news for a while.
- Editorials, columns and opinion pieces: pieces by 'personality' writers. Might be there to inform, might…