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Exercise: Writing headlines and summaries 02

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

This exercise includes two of the stories in exercise 7.4, page 187, of Writing for the Mass Media (7th ed). Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines and summaries for the web. Students: Write headlines and summaries for the stories below. You should read Headline writing • Read More »

Writing summaries

April 1, 2006 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, web journalism.

The summary has developed into one of the major forms of writing of the Web. A concise, well-written summary allows the reader to gain information and understanding that is found more deeply in the site. Summaries are commonly located on the front page or the section front pages of a site, but they may also be located on the article page itself.