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What is the hourglass style of reporting?

Hourglass. The hourglass structure is a combination of inverted pyramid and narrative structures. In broadcast news reporting, the narrative portion may be provided by a reporter on the scene, while the beginning and end are told by an anchor at the studio.

What is hourglass format?

The Hourglass format is an organizational pattern based off the Inverted Pyramid format, where you provide the most important information first and lead towards the details. The Hourglass expands on the essentials and important information in order to create a more well-rounded and expansive document.

What is hourglass structure?

The hourglass structure is a combination of inverted pyramid and narrative structures. The story then abruptly "turns", requiring a clear transition, to focus on a narrative, such as the story of a specific eyewitness or party, which addresses finer details and implications, before making its final conclusion.

What is the hourglass style of news writing?

The hourglass form summarizes the news, then shifts to a narrative. The top delivers the news, the turn acts as a transition, the narrative tells the story. The hourglass can be used in all kinds of stories: crime, business, government, even to report meetings.

What is the format of a news report?

Key Elements in News Paper Report Writing Place Line: It is the name of the place where the story begins. Lead Sentence: It is the opening section of the paragraph which gives important information and it should answer most of the 5W's. Body: Include the most important details first followed by an explanation.

What are the basic structures of media writing?

There are four possible types of structures for a news report: inverted pyramid, the narrative, the hourglass, and the chronological order pattern. The most commonly used is the inverted pyramid.

What is the difference between the inverted pyramid and hourglass method?

The hourglass structure is a combination of inverted pyramid and narrative structures. Like the inverted pyramid, it attempts to satisfy readers who don't complete the article, while continuing to engage readers with greater interest.

What is an upside down pyramid called?

The inverted pyramid is a metaphor used by journalists and other writers to illustrate how information should be prioritised and structured in prose (e.g., a news report). It is sometimes called a summary news lead style, or bottom line up front (BLUF).
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