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  Web journalists: How they work
1/10 A web journalist starts by checking the day's news, looking for stories that will interest the readers.
2/10 They might phone around to see what other people in the media reckon the good stories are. Contacts are important.
3/10 The wires service is very important in forming the day's news. It's like a website just for journalists and lists stories from all over the world as they break.
4/10 The team meets for a working lunch. There are lots of possible stories so a journalist may have to argue the case for a story they are interested in writing.
5/10 The sub editor has the final say on which stories get published that day. They may also suggest what angle the journalist might take.
6/10 Now it's time to write the story. This involves pulling together all the information and ideas from different sources and coming up with something people want to read
7/10 On the web a good headline is really important. It must explain what the story is about and make the reader click on it
8/10 The story is written in content production software. This automatically turns the page into HTML, the computer language of most internet sites. Web journalists are not normally experts on HTML.
9/10 The finished work needs checking. A print-out is given to the sub editor as spelling and grammar are easier to check on paper.
10/10 When the sub editor is happy with the style and content of the story it is published and appears on the site within a few minutes.

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