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Information about FireReview

Published on February 20, 2014

Author: Chazz55


Breaking News:: Breaking News: Covering the “Fire” Formatting Your Story: Formatting Your Story Always double-space Indent paragraphs Generally one sentence per paragraph Example: Example Your Goal?: Your Goal? FIND the news Provide as many details as possible Include the BEST quotes Second Paragraph: Second Paragraph Name(s) Time Addresses Do We Care?: Do We Care? how many firefighters, how much equipment who the owner’s insurance provider is Get to the NEWS: Get to the NEWS Evacuations Injuries Deaths Rescues Do Not Delay the News: Do Not Delay the News Late last night …. A 11 p.m. Friday … A disastrous fire … Language & Grammar: Language & Grammar Two deceased (dead/killed) The Building suffered (sustained) A fire that set ablaze Saturday night (avoid completely) caught fire (a fire) More Language: More Language fire broke out (a fire) devoured (avoid) a disastrous fire arose (a fire) Transported to the county morgue (not necessary) What Did He Say?: What Did He Say? Naptha (Sometimes spelled naphtha): a highly flammable cleaning solvent often used in laundry soaps, cleansers, shampoo, kerosene and varnish Be concise: Why All This: Be concise: Why All This Even though the building has not been deemed unsafe for residents to go back into yet, they owe their lives to the fire department’s new state of the art thermal imaging camera technology. Bradford stated the camera allows firefighters to see heat censored images through thick smoke, which in this case saved the life of an unconscious baby in one of the apartments. (63 Words) To Say This: To Say This Residents unable to return New thermal imaging camera allows firefighters to see in the dark Baby rescued (17 words) Eliminate Unnecessary Words : Eliminate Unnecessary Words that located (just say Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St.) age 42 (Molly Smith, 42) Transported to the county morgue Use Quotes : Use Quotes When a person says something unique (interesting/different) When a person says something in a unique way NOT for basic information such as time of incident Attribution : Attribution said is always safest stated = documents claimed implies doubt Jones said, when just a name said Jones, the group’s president with ID. Grading : Grading Draft stories (such as the Fire exercise) get 100 points if submitted on time The revised version will be graded and will lost points for errors of spelling, AP style and accuracy

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