What is ‘News Item’ text?

What is ‘News Item’ text?

Dalam materi kali ini kita akan membahas masalah news item. Dalam koran ada banyak jenis tulisan salah satunya dan yang paling utama adalah news item atau berita. Oke, langsung saja meluncur ke news item.

News item is a text which informs readers about events of the day. The events are considered newsworthy or important. A news item text tries to answer the 5Ws and 1H questions; What, Who, When, Where, Why, and How relating to the newsworthy.


Analyzing the Generic Structure:

1. News worthy event (tells the event in a summary form)

2. Background events (elaborate what happened, tell what caused the incident)

3. Sources (comments by participants, witnesses, authorities and experts involved in the event)

Language features:

∙ Information on the use of headlines.

∙ Use of action verbs (hit, attack)

∙ Use of saying verbs (said, added, claimed)

∙ Use of passive sentences (Japan was hit by Tsunami in 2011)

∙ Use of adverbs in passive sentences (The victims were badly injured)


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