Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Journalism 101 and the iPhone

Every first year, journalism students knows a well written article must answer the questions "Who, What, Where, and When" in the first paragraph...so here I go:

Who: Apple Computer
What: The Introduction of the iPhone 5
Where: Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California
When: Today at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

And every first year, journalism student knows after he/she tells the reader "who, what, where and when" a well written article needs a body that gives additional details...so here I go:

It has been fourteen months since Apple released iPhone 4 which was a huge hit selling over 20 million. iPhone 4 is a tough act to follow, but iPhone 5 has features that may make it the most popular smartphone in history. The iPhone 5 will run on Apples' new iOS5 software and be powered by its much touted A5 Chip. The new phone is thinner, faster and more attractive.

Of course, any good, first year, journalism student knows if he/she puts a little human interest spin in an article readers love it...so here I go:

Today's event will be the first since Apple's megastar CEO, Steve Jobs resigned his position because of poor health. Rumor has it, the ailing Jobs will make a cameo appearance at the today's event which his predecessor, Tim Cook will preside over.

And every smart, first year, journalism student knows a good article is never too long...so here I'll end.

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