I need help creating a news report about "A Man Who Had No Eyes."About Mr. Parson's and Mark Wardt’s surprise meeting: How did they meet again? What happened during their meeting? How have the...

I need help creating a news report about "A Man Who Had No Eyes."

About Mr. Parson's and Mark Wardt’s surprise meeting: How did they meet again? What happened during their meeting? How have the men changed their lives since the chemical reaction? What will they do next?

 

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Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In the Inverted Pyramid method of news report writing the most important pieces of information go in the first paragraph. Subsequent paragraphs contain information of lesser importance. Also, the first paragraph tells as much of the crux of the story as possible in case the editor cuts for space considerations. Ideally, the first two paragraphs should tell the basics of whole story with subsequent paragraphs expanding with greater detail and lesser information.

The Inverted Pyramid uses the Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? question structure. Your job is to select the most important points of the story and place these first. If your story is about the site selection for the 2014 Winter Olympics, What? When? and Where? will be the most important. If your story is about the competitor with the most Gold Medals from the 2010 Winter Olympics, Who? What? When? and Where? will be most important.

Based on your questions pertaining to the story "A Man Who Had No Eyes," the most important points will be Who? How? What?:

Mr. Parson's and Mark Wardt’s surprise meeting:
How did they meet again?
What happened during their meeting?