Give me about a page or so of your thoughts on the differences between news writing and writing for other purposes. This is your thought and you do not have to cite your sources.
Listed below are some broadcast news writing DOs and Don’ts (taken from the Broadcast News Handbook). Tell me why you would or would not want to do this for your news story. It’s a fairly simple assignment so don’t try to make it anything more than it is. Just take each point and give me a reason.
Be clear and Concise
Make life easy for the Anchor
Write like people talk
Be careful with pronouns
Forget that you know more about the story than your audience
Depend on your computer to catch mistakes
Fail to make corrections on the prompter as well as on hard copy