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How do I write a news report on "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty.

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gurlovebassi | eNoter

Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:41 AM via web

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How do I write a news report on "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty.

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booboosmoosh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:29 AM (Answer #1)

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I can give you highlights of what I would include if I were writing this pieceon "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty.

First of all, adopt an objective viewpoint. A reporter does not include his or own bias (or opinion), but simply reports what he/she sees. I might also listen to a news report on the six or eleven o'clock news to hear the "voice" the reporter adopts to make his report sound like "news."

I would include the fact that gunfire started from rooftops in the Four Courts area of Dublin during the night.

This is the result of more fighting due to the civil war between the Free Staters and the Republicans.

An unknown woman who lived in the area [the traitor...but you wouldn't write this] was killed by one of the snipers.

The driver of an armored car was also killed in the fighting.

At the end of the shooting, one sniper who was shot was dead in the street where he fell from the roof of one of the buildings. When police searched the surrounding buildings, another roof turned up signs of habitation, probably by the other sniper: there was blood—he may have been wounded; his rifle was also found in the street.

The authorities haven't been able to identify the men. There is still an investigations going on. The authorities doubt they'll find out who the men were.

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