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Writing for Recognition

Writing for Recognition

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  1. Writing for Recognition

  2. Writing for RecognitionPromoting volunteers andvolunteerism

  3. Sniff out, fetch and write goodstories!

  4. Both non-fiction & fiction stories demand CREATIVITY!

  5. Challenge: Dig up interesting facts

  6. Two styles: Straight news story Feature story

  7. Pyramid

  8. Lead Paragraph

  9. Lead Paragraph Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

  10. Lead Paragraph 5 Ws & How = Skeleton

  11. Lead Paragraph Body Flesh story out

  12. Lead Body Amplification Clarification Quotes Background

  13. Arranged in Descending Order of Importance

  14. “Yahoo!!!”

  15. News Releases Promote volunteerism, events, needs Pyramid construction Lead (5 Ws & H) Contact info top & bottom (name, phone, email)

  16. Web Promote volunteerism, events, needs Pyramid construction Lead—5 Ws & H Response

  17. Feature stories allowmoreCREATIVITY…

  18. Hook a Lead

  19. Surprise Leads

  20. Pitch story idea to editor

  21. Pitch story idea to editor Get word length

  22. Pitch story idea to editor Get word length Get photo specs

  23. Pitch story idea to editor Get word length Get photo specs Get photo consent forms signed

  24. Photo Consent FormsAvailable inEnglish Spanish Russian Hmong KoreanContact Anne Urban on Lotus Notes. (Central Connection photo guide also available.) anne_urban@usc.salvationarmy.org

  25. Photographs

  26. PHOTOGRAPHS Use at least 4 mega pixel camera Highest compression & largest format—600 dpi ideal (300 dpi minimum) 3x5 inch minimum format Know your flash strength Email as .jpg files Submit prints ONLY if from lab DON’T use disposable cameras!

  27. Watch word lengths

  28. Sidebar

  29. SidebarBox

  30. SidebarBoxWeb

  31. Obvious Lead

  32. Elusive Lead

  33. Keep readers interested!

  34. Interviewing Skills

  35. Interviewing Skills 5Ws & How (skeleton)

  36. Interviewing Skills 5 Ws & H Amplify Clarify Quotes Anecdotes

  37. Interviewing Skills Practice, Practice, Practice!

  38. Small talk Chatting Be curious

  39. Ask questions Make observations Draw people out Experiment

  40. Improve your social skills!

  41. Interviewing Skills Prepare

  42. Write questions down

  43. Improvise!

  44. Research

  45. Keep background files

  46. Allow enough time