|_________ My headline is catchy and it grabs the attention of the reader.|
_________ I have included the 5-W and how (who, what, when, where, why).
_________ I have included supporting details that are clearly written and important.
_________ My writing style is easy to follow and easily understood.
_________ My words and phrases are accurate, reflective and easily remembered.
(news reports should be memorable)
_________ My conventions are accurate (spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation).
_________ My story is clearly organized with a very strong lead.
_________ My story is written ?tight? short, sweet and to the point.
_________ I have included key quotes effectively.
_________ My story is written in 3rd person and is objective.
_________ My summary is succinct.