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Writing a newspaper article is a very simple job provided you follow a specific pattern that is generally used. The article opens with what is termed as a headline. This should preferable be one that can grab the readers attention as well as give them a fair clue as to what the article is about. In case where the story is rather big you can follow it up with a sub-headline that divulges one more detail about the story. The next is the timeline, which points out the date and the place at which the particular incident has occurred. The first paragraph should address the core issues of the article; there are the 5 W's - Who, What, Where, When, Why and 1 H - How. This is done so that the readers are largely aware of what has happened. The next paragraph gives the explanation and the details of the entire article. In places where you're not writing a new report, you can exercise a lot more freedom with respect to the structure.