News Writing for Print
Inverted pyramid structure
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News Media Writing


How to Cite

Telg, Ricky W. 2015. “News Writing for Print: AEC529/WC191, 1/2015”. EDIS 2015 (1). Gainesville, FL:5.


A good print news story will contain the following components: inverted pyramid structure, five Ws and H, leads, impersonal reporting, news writing techniques, quotations and attributions, Associated Press Style, and proper grammar and punctuation. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Ricky Telg, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, January 2015.

AEC529/WC191: News Writing for Print (
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The Associated Press. (2012). The Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law (46th ed.). New York: The Associated Press.

Burnett, C., & Tucker, T. (2001). Writing for agriculture: A new approach using tested ideas (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA.: Kendall/Hunt.

Oliu, W. E., Brusaw, C. T., & Alred, G. J. (2007). Writing that works: Communicating effectively on the job (9th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.

Telg, R. & Irani, T.A. (2012). Agricultural communications in action: A hands-on approach. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar.