Example of News Item Text: Blast at Nightclub
Learning example of news item text in English is best preparation for who wants to be a journalist. News item text is simple writing about what happens daily. Though the definition is simple making news item text is not easily. It has to have worthy and organized in proper generic structure. Let’s see the following sample!
Example of News Item Text “People Killed and Injured in Blast at Nightclub”
Three people have been killed and eight others injured in a hand grenade blast at a packed village nightclub.
The explosion in Idvor, north of Belgrade, occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday (0030 GMT Sunday; 8:30 p.m. EDT Saturday) when a man activated the grenade at the entrance to the club. About 150 customers were inside at the time.
Such incidents aren’t unusual in Serbia since the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s when many hand grenades and firearms were taken home from warfronts.
Serbia’s state TV says the man was angry because he and three of his friends were refused entry by the club’s security. He and one of his friends were killed in the blast.
This example of news item text is taken and arranged from abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/killed-nightclub-blast-serbia-16484353
Generic Structure of news item about explosion
1. Newsworthy event: There is blast in night club
2. Background events: There are 15 customers inside the club. The explosion is not usual in Serbia since Balkan war finished.
3. Source: According to TV, an angry man activated a grenade
That’s all about example of news item text with its generic structure analysis. Hopefully it helps you how such news text is written. Let’s keep learning English!