How do you know if you have found a news article and not an editorial or other opinion article? Below are characteristics of a news article. Use the list to determine if your article fits these characteristics.
- Stated both sides in a balanced manner
- Was cited by an author
- Used verifiable information to back up statements
- Cited city officials
- Does not use terms such as believe, I, or agree
- Uses facts, quotes, and varifiable information to describe the situation
Examples of Opinion Articles
This is an example of an opinion artilce. THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO USE FOR YOUR ASSIGMNENT.
Example of Non Opinion Article
This is an example of a non opinion news article. This is the type of article you are looking for for Town Hall.