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Exercise 5-2.1
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Writing an Obituary > A standard obituary

A reporter's first assignment at a newspaper is often to write obituaries. As you try your hand at the exercises below, be sure to conform with the obituary style notes listed in your textbook.


A. Write an obituary based on the following set of facts supplied by the funeral home. Assume that your editor just wants a brief (130 words) and that you don't have time to make any phone calls. You're writing this on Tuesday for the Wednesday morning edition of your newspaper.

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B. If you could reach a family member and had time, what questions would you ask? Make a list of your questions.

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