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Making your own news

NewsWise for families

Practise all the skills of the newsroom with the activities below, then bring them together to produce your own Happy News report!
Who makes the news?
There are lots of different roles in a newsroom, including reporters, editors, subeditors, picture editors, opinion writers and of course an editor-in-chief!

Want to find out more about how the news is made? Watch our short videos of journalists explaining what they do.
Try out all of these different jobs in our roles in the newsroom activity: decide on the most newsworthy story as a desk editor; become a reporter and interview your friends and family; try being a subeditor and writing the most eye-catching headline; choose the best image for a story as a picture editor.
Make the headlines!
The random headline generator will help you create fun headlines and learn the subject, verb, object structure: this is one of the techniques that subeditors use for writing simple but effective headlines. You can play this on your own, or with a friend or family member – all you need is a dice and a pen and paper!
Happy News Project
Put all your knowledge about the news into practice and produce your very own Happy News report!
Report a happy news story to share with your friends and family.

It could be something that makes you happy or makes you laugh, or an example of someone doing a good deed!

Find a story, research the facts, interview people involved in the story and put together your report. You could write it, video record it (like a TV news report), or audio report it (like a radio news report)!

Share your report with your friends and family! You could also ask an adult to share your story with us on Twitter @GetNewsWise, using #HappyNews.
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