Newspaper article: structure

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: STRUCTURE What is a newspaper article. “A text in a key to different facts or themes up to two folders of 25 lines each of 60 characters”

What kind of article we have.

– crime news: talk about murders or current news crimes

– “pink: deals with topics on the entertainment world and on gossip

– White chronicle: it speaks of the life of our society

– political news: it deals with foreign, domestic and international political events

– judicial record: it speaks of crime stories and investigations in progress

– opinion article: it is a descriptive article that tends to establish a relationship with the reader.

In fact, it serves to convey the journalist’s ideas about political, cultural and social events.

– specialist articles: dealing with specific subjects such as medicine, science, archeology.

Example of newspaper article

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE HOW YOU DO The language in an article. This must be simple, immediate and above all full of everyday colloquial expressions.

In fact everyone must be able to read it and understand it.

In opinion articles, a persuasive language is often used for the reasons mentioned above.

How a typical newspaper page is formed

– headboard is located in the top center

– manchette: advertising panels

– opening article: article on the main news story of the day (located under the heading)

– “Shoulder: located at the top right

– “background: it is located at the top left and is also called editorial

– windows: boxes that refer to the services placed in the newspaper

– references: summary of some important articles with reference to the page

– italics: opinion article with aggressive and controversial tone about a fact of the day

– Flip-flop: pink news article below

vignette: satirical graphic transposition on the most important fact of the day (it is in the top center)


1- press agencies: they are used when the journalist has not been able to gather enough information

2- direct testimony or autopsy of the fact by the journalist

3- “indirect fact: an interview with a person who has lived through the event

Tripartite structure

1- eyelet (introduction)

2- title (focus of the topic)

3- summary (summary of the article)

4- lead (usa) or opening sentence (uk) beginning of the article

5- Le 5 W: what? where? why? when? who?

6- the H: how?