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Hypertext and newswriting April 5, 2008

Posted by Robert Rich in symposium.
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João Canavilhas of Universidade da Beira Interior (Portugal) presented his paper “Hypertext Newswriting Effects on Satisfaction, Comprehension and Attitudes”.

Instead of the typical inverted pyramid, Canavilhas proposed a ‘Tumble Pyramid’ consisting of a Base unit, explanation level, contextualization level and the exploration level. He empahasized that the important person is the reader not the journalist, and that information should be published immediately.

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