News reporting comes with its own rules, terminology and traditions. Help you pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper with our free What’s on the Front Page of a Newspaper poster.
Features of a Front Page
The title of the story designed to summarise the story and grab the reader’s attention
A line after the headline to give more information about the story
The leading story used on the front cover
The designed name of the newspaper
Information about the newspaper at the top of the front cover
Photos and snippets of interesting stories to encourage you to buy the paper and read more
The photograph needs to tell the story
The full details of the news story
The important first sentence or paragraph that summarises the story and answers as many of the possible of the 5 W’s Who? What? Where? When? Why? and H How?
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