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Learning how to write a news story for broadcast

Ending your news story: The Close

Think about how you want to end your story. This is the last thing listeners will hear about this story.

Build the rest of story toward the close

Your news story should build to a powerful, obvious and definitive ending in the close.

Make your close either emotional or informative

Often you will include contact information or phone numbers for listeners so they can learn more or so they can provide information to the police or authorities.

Anchors have their own close or signoff that are different from the type of close you will normally write, but none were more famous that Walter Cronkite´s:

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