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NEWSPAPER WRITING

NEWSPAPER WRITING

How to write a tabloid article.

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The headline

The headline

To be successful and eye-catching, tabloid headlines should contain some of these elements:

Short, snappy phrases

Puns, or plays on words

Humour

An element of intrigue

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Some examples

Some examples

You are now going to look at some examples of tabloid headlines. For each one, think about:

What techniques the writer has used to grab your attention

What the article is about

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EXAMPLE 1

EXAMPLE 1

TSUNAMI HEIR LIFT

Techniques used:

This article is about:

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EXAMPLE 1

EXAMPLE 1

TSUNAMI HEIR LIFT

Techniques used:

- Pun on the words heir and air

This article is about:

- Princes William and Harry helping out with aid relief to Asia

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EXAMPLE 2

EXAMPLE 2

WE WEPT FOR WAVE ORPHANS

Techniques used:

This article is about:

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EXAMPLE 2

EXAMPLE 2

WE WEPT FOR WAVE ORPHANS

Techniques used:

- alliteration: repeating the w sound

This article is about:

- Royal family express their grief over the tsunami disaster

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EXAMPLE 3

EXAMPLE 3

IT'S TUM KIND OF MIRACLE

Techniques used:

This article is about:

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EXAMPLE 3

EXAMPLE 3

IT'S TUM KIND OF MIRACLE

Techniques used:

-The word tum sounds like some

Doesnt give away much information

This article is about:

-A woman with an artificial stomach gives birth to the baby doctors said shed never have

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EXAMPLE 4

EXAMPLE 4

DOWNLOADS GO UP LOADS

Techniques used:

This article is about:

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EXAMPLE 4

EXAMPLE 4

DOWNLOADS GO UP LOADS

Techniques used:

Contrast of down and up creates humour

Could be about a number of different things - vague

This article is about:

-Music sales on the internet rising above CD sales for the first time

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Tabloid language

Tabloid language

You are now going to look at an article from two different newspapers.

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