What is an editorial?
• An editorial is a newspaper artcle that expresses one's opinion.
• An editorial can be about any topic, but is usually writen about an issue that deals with our society.
• To build credibility, the opinion in the editorial must be backed up with facts and evidence to substantate your opinion.
• You will have 25 minutes to write your editorial in Part A of your Assessment
Task. This will take place on Friday 15th May.
The structure of an Editorial
There are several different steps you need to follow in order to be successful when writing an editorial:
Choosing a Topic – One policy in the 2015/16 budget
Choosing Your Opinion - You need to ask yourself, are you for or against the issue you have chosen as your topic for your newspaper editorial piece.
Writing Your Article
The first step to writng your newspaper editorial is to pick a headline that grabs reader’s atenton. If you grab their atenton from the very beginning they are more inclined to keep reading.
Use statstcs to help prove your argument.
Make sure your strongest argument is left for last.
Do not be passive in the arguments that come before the strongest.
Conclusion of Article
In a newspaper editorial, and with most anything else you write, your conclusion should sum up all the informaton you wrote about.
The conclusion should be ted up into a neat litle package so as to let readers get a recap of all the facts that you presented in your editorial. Your conclusion should also have a few solutons you think would help with the issue at hand. You are getting the reader to engage in asking him or herself questons on how they stand on the partcular issue in our society.
The Australian – April 9th 2015
Never-ending race of fiscal and economic reform
There has been a surfeit of miserable commentary about the state of the economy, emphasising a “glass half-empty” view. Some market players with a view only to their own short-term prospects are forever pushing for a cut in interest rates. The Reserve Bank board may yet opt for another cash-rate easing this year, from the present record-low of 2.25 per cent. Stll, as the employment data on Thursday showed, the economy is more robust than the gloomists concede. Last month, the unemployment rate eased back to 6.1 per cent. About 153,000 jobs, mainly full-tme, have been created in the six months to
March. This is the fastest job growth over any equivalent period since late 2010.
• (See the full artcle)
Sydney Morning Herald March 19th 2015
Tony Abbott's government by shambles: something has to change
This "being in government" business is proving to be all too hard for Prime Minister Tony Abbot and his ministers. Too hard to frame a fair budget. Too hard to make tough decisions to place government finances on a sustainable path.
Too hard to negotate with a "feral" Senate. Too hard to be civil and constructve on policy optons. Too hard to explain to voters the need for reform. Too hard to find a consistent message. And way too hard to provide the sort of "stable, no surprises" government Mr Abbot promised just 18 months ago.
The Herald said then that voters would get to judge Mr Abbot on trust and stability "in three years or, should he prove unable to manage a democratc parliament, much sooner". Many Australians are judging Mr Abbot's management harshly already. Indeed, being in government has turned out to be so hard…