The 5 Ws and 1 H
l Can one person or a group of people
l A who can earthquake, fire, flood…
l Who is like actor of a film
l Prominent the most well-known who
l It is not only subject that is the who, but an object is also can be
l It is more about verb
l What happened or did what
l Active, not passive
l Avoid static verbs an explosion happened in Baghdad left four wounded… an explosion killed four in Baghdad.
l Avoid negative verb, the mayor decided not carry out the bright project. The Mayor rejected carrying out the bridge project.
l Avoid verb (said) but use announced, welcomed, revealed, critics, defended
l For a daily, today or yesterday are used in first sentence; but not at the beginning
l For weekly, Sunday, Monday … Friday are more often used.
l The when can come at the beginning of sentence when the WHEN is most important part of the news.
l Recently, lately, nowadays… are sometimes used for escaping from being exact
l In politic and business statement are not much necessary
l For quirky stories, the where is often left till the end
l But Where comes in the lead when earthquake, explosion, fire, disease….
l An answer usually needs explanation
l Put it in the body text
l This about effect and result
l Explains the state of the verb
l It is more about adverb