Heads, subheads & chunks

 

In a normal story you put a subhead in a story as a natural transition between paragraphs that change thoughts. Subheads can be partial quotes or rephrasing of a quote, new theory or trend

Subheads are used often in print, but no as much online unless it’s a long feature story.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-25/halliburton-cuts-another-5-000-workers-to-cope-with-oil-downturn

This story makes use of subheads, graphics, pictures and links.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/25/467968807/the-aids-crisis-hasnt-ended-in-the-black-and-latino-communities

The theory of using subheads in digital journalism involves short attention spans and disseminating information in an easy to find  way for people scanning stories.

This is a perfect example of chunking/lists

http://www.eonline.com/news/743940/oscars-2016-7-things-you-need-to-know

The stories that start with numbers and include chunks are generally not hard news.

Practicing using a chatroom.

http://monicajwolfson.blogspot.com/

Another feature example of using subheads

http://newsok.com/article/5480657

At the bottom of this story there is a great section on related stories  a feature you’d include.

http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/google-fiber-contractors-generate-hundreds-complaints-austin-residents/2016-02-24

Tonight’s Assignment:

Pick your press release:

Oscars and glasses

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fau-professor-says-oscarsowhite-boycott-unlikely-to-affect-academy-awards-300226258.html

Being single

http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7743551-match-singles-in-america-study/

What reporters are covering during the election

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-big-influence-behind-candidate-talking-points-300227283.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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