Sampling The Region’s Favorite Bakeries
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Sampling The Region’s Favorite Bakeries
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Open with an amazing fact or startling statement that arouses reader interest. Adelphi University students spend an average of seven hours per day surfing the Internet.
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Using a narrative style, begin by introducing the main characters, the conflict and perhaps the setting of the story.• Make readers feel the drama and want to know what’s going to happen next.• Identification of people can be postponed until a later paragraph to avoid disrupting the flow of the lede.
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Begin with a description of a scene surrounding an event.• Typically used for stories in which the setting is prominent, such as Homecoming, commencement, Freshman Orientation, plays, etc.
Cite one point of view or observation and then follow with the opposite view. Facebook rots the brain, according to new research by Adelphi University psychology professor Kendrick Jones. Anita Patel, an honors student at Adelphi University, says that just isn’t true.
Use few words (25 max.)• To the point and factual• Gives reader quick summary of story in as few words as possible.• Usually one sentence.• Summary ledes often focus on the who and what of the story and then follow closely with the when and where. The how and why may be explained or suggested further into the story.
Focus often focus on the who and what of the story and then follow closely with the when and where. The how and why may be explained or suggested further into the story.on the most important of the 5W’s and H.• Summarize the most newsworthy fact within the first 10 words.• Begin with the subject of the most newsworthy fact (usually the who or what)• Cite source of any opinions.• Consider a delayed identification or blind lede.
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For example The purchase of new computers will strain next year’s budget, Adelphi University President Robert Scott announced at last week’s faculty meeting.(Under 25 words, focuses on who and what)
The Sugar Plum Bakery is a nonprofit that opened in 1987 and is located at 1353 Laskin Rd. They serve some of the best confections in the region and are best known for their delicious Mozart cake—3 layers of yellow cake, one of Bavarian Cram, and one of Raspberry filling.
The Sugar Plum Bakery takes pride in employing and uplifting confectioners with disabilities.
Mays is a cute little cafe just steps from the beach at the oceanfront at 2708 Pacific Avenue, that opened in July 2017. Named after the proprietor’s grandmother, Mays offers a wide variety of creative treats from cakes to hot sandwiches and excellent coffee.
Located at 1628 Independence Blvd., Gateaux is a thoroughly French establishment that brings to the Beach everything that we love about that nation’s knack for sweets. Best known for their macarons, they also offer great breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
Offering some of the best macarons in the area, Macaron Tart is in Town Center at 235 Central Park Avenue, half a block north of Fountain Plaza, and across the street from Coldstone Creamery. The breadth of macaron options here is truly inspiring, and you’ll definitely go back to sample more later.
Located at 765 Granby St in Norfolk, next to the Push Comedy Theater, La Brioche is run by the Devulder’s who bring from France a wealth of authentic recipes that we feel fortunate to have in the region. Everything is excellent, but we can’t get enough of their pain au chocolat.
Located in the Oriental Gardens in the pagoda at 265 W Tazewell St. in Norfolk, Hummingbird is described as “a boutique bakery and dessert caterer.” You can have tea or you can have champagne, and if the mood strikes you can enjoy your treats on the upstairs balcony overlooking the garden.
Kahiau Bakery & Cafe
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Start by figuring out the problem and its solution. Conflict resolution is a key element of any good story. That’s why you need to start by finding out what the obstacle was and how it was eventually overcome. From there, you can focus on how the people within your story got from point A to B.
Be curious about the WHY. Always ask why, as it helps you better understand motivations, adds important nuances and details to the story, and helps fill in holes. Ask why when the question naturally arises in your mind.
Ask emotion-based questions. When interviewing people, try to tease out the emotions around the situation to add a human element to what you’re writing, as it makes the story more relatable on a personal level. Instead of asking only surface-level questions, delve a bit deeper with questions like, “How did you feel about X? Was it frustrating/exciting/nerve-wracking?”
Make notes on the details. Details are what make your story compelling and interesting. Be observant while interviewing clients, doing research, or digging into case studies. Look for the details that others may be glossing over. As you come across interesting data points, quotes, or conclusions, make detailed notes.
Look for results and hard numbers. Black and white elements eliminate ambiguity make your story more powerful. Look for tangible outcomes like numbers, stats, etc. that validate and concrete the solution or conflict resolution you’re focused on.
If you can do these five things while researching and writing, you can make major improvements to the content you create. A few other journalistic habits to keep in mind:
Be prepared. Have questions ready beforehand if you’re interviewing someone. Be ready to take notes/record the conversation.
Take your time. The best writing happens when an idea has marinated in your mind for a while and you’ve had time to think deeply about the underlying story you’re trying to tell. Don’t rush it.
A good editor works wonders. Having a good editor that you can turn to for objective feedback can improve your writing 100-fold. If you’re too close to the story, a good editor can spot the weak areas and suggest ways it could be better/stronger.
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