The Class Newspaper

The class newspaper

Look at a copy of any newspaper.

  1. What is the name of the newspaper?
  2. What is the headline? Is there a picture on the front page? If so what does the picture show?
  3. What is the date of the paper? What is its price? How often is it published? Daily? Weekly? Monthly?
  4. Is the paper divided into sections? What do the different sections deal with?
  5. Is there a section for local or national news? Is there a section for regional and foreign news? On which pages are each of these found?
  6. Is there an editorial? What is an editorial? How is an editorial different from other articles in the newspaper?
  7. Is there a section for letters to the editor?
  8.  ‘Ads’ is short form for advertisements. What are classified ads? Where are they found in the newspaper? Are there other advertisements? Where can you find them?
  9. Can you find cartoons or comic strips? If so where can you find them?
  10. Can you find crossword puzzles? On which pages?
  11. Are there graphs or tables? On which pages?
  12. Can you find hard news? Is there news about violence, robbery, cattle rustling, murder and other crimes?

Now plan your class newspaper.You may find the following guide useful.

  1. Name of paper
  2. Articles  
  3. Editorial
  4. Letters to the editor
  5. Advertisements
  6. Pictures
  7. Crossword puzzles
  8. Cartoons