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What's Your Angle?

When writing a story, a journalist will consider what angle to take. The angle has to do with the story’s point of view, or perspective. Picking an angle helps a writer focus on one part of a larger topic. A story can change a lot depending on the angle it’s written from. For example, a sports story written from the perspective of the winning team would be very different from a story written from the perspective of the losing team. A fresh or unexplored angle can offer readers new information.

Junior Journalists, we want to know: What’s your angle? Think about the different angles you could take when writing about the start of the new school year. What would a student need to know? How would that be different from what a teacher or parent needs to know? What angle or perspective would make the story interesting to you? Pick a back-to-school story and decide what angle you’ll take. Ask a teacher, parent, or guardian to send your story to us at or