|Can you analyze a good sports story when you see one? Most news contains a sports features/stories. Sports features contain a lead and the body. Most sports writers have a love of sports along with a strong knowledge of sports and athletes. Sports features capture the emotions of their readers. A good sports writer helps the reader visualize the event and make them feel like they were almost there. After all, a good sports feature often has a reader reading the feature twice!|
❶ Locate 3 news features/stories and list the sources for the editorials.
❷ Identify what the 3 stories are about.
❸ Are the questions who, what, when, where, and how answered?
❹ How does the headline draw your attention to the article?
❺ Does the lead address the most important elements of the event?
❻ Determine if and how you could validate the facts that were conveyed.
❼ How does the writing convey enthusiasm for the event?
❽ In your opinion, is this sports article effective? Why or why not?
❾ Do you feel the highlights, outcome and its significance were addressed?
❿ Is there anything that could be improved upon in this sports article?