Features
Editorial, Op/Ed, or Both
Features & Opinions Types
Sports
Misc.
100

True or False

Features are lighter, friendlier, and more casual; written in ways that hook the reader, but still written without expressing a personal viewpoint.

True

100

Opinion Stories with the paper's official opinion

Editorial

100

Focuses on things readers may want to try, such as movies, books, video games, restaurants, activities, or new products.

Review

100

In school sports, ____ isn't everything.

winning

100

This type of feature story provides an inside view of events, issues, unusual occupations, or unique locations or subcultures. It gives readers the feeling of being a fly on the wall by sharing unusual details and well-kept secrets about activities that aren't usually exposed.

Behind the Scenes

200

 This type of feature story reveals an individual's character and lifestyle by exposing different facets of their lives so the reader feels like they know him or her.

Personality Profile

200

Columns that reflect each writer's personal opinion. Columns that reflect each writer's personal opinion.

Op/Ed

200

Clarifies a point of view in-depth.

Explanation

200

Why aren't game stories the best kind of sports story?

Issues with timeliness

200

When planning and preparing to cover a game, reporters should talk to the ____.

coach

300

This type of feature story makes the reader laugh or cry by discussing issues through the experiences of another.

Human Interest Story

300

Unsigned because they represent a collective viewpoint.

Editorial

300

Shines light on a problem in the community.

Criticism

300

Types of sports news includes previews, game coverage, and ____.

features

300

Editorials, Op/Ed, or Both?

Political cartoons appear here.

Both

400

This type of feature story covers what's fresh, new, and current in regards to people, places, things, and ideas. It keeps readers up-to-date on what's affecting culture. (i.e. art, fashion, movies, music, tech)

Trend Story

400

Letters to the editor belong here.

Editorial

400

This type of feature story explains the steps in a process in a way that the average person will understand. This step-by-step explanation should make it possible for the reader to do something and accomplish a particular job or task.  

How-To

400

When planning and preparing to cover a game, reporters should get a copy of the ____ _____.

team roster / roster / team list / line up

400

When reporting a game score, which score comes first?

winning

500

This type of feature story focuses on an issue or event in the news in greater depth and detail focusing more on the individual's story in order to explain how something happened and why it happened.

Analysis Piece

500

States opinions, supports them with facts and examples, and includes research.

Both

500

This type of feature story tells readers where to find the best products they could buy so readers can get the best quality products at the lowest costs.

Consumer Guide

500

List 5 things sports writers must know.

- what stats are kept for the sport and what they mean -the schedule -when to reach players and coaches - the rules and basics of the sport - who the key players are - how the team did last year
500

List two things that reporters should do during a game. 

List two things that reporters should do after a game.

Before:

-watch carefully

-observe the opposing team

-jot down things as they happen


After:

- record end-of-game stats

-organize their notes

-write the story 12 to 24 hours after it ends

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