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How To Write an RP News Post

Low quality one-liners are quite an eyesore in RPs. This dispatch takes a poorly written news post and transforms it along the way, providing general tips for news posts.

me gives pinguin citizenshipt! LOL

Proper grammar is a must-have if you want to be taken seriously. You don't have to sit around and contemplate whether to use the Oxford comma or not, but some simple things like finishing sentences with periods, spelling common words correctly, and not using slang isn't too much to ask for. Also, make sure to use the third person when writing (or rarely, first person plural when saying "our" or "we"); you're a newspaper writer, not the living embodiment of your nation!
Sweden has given citizenship to penguins!

Giving background information helps inform the audience of what's going on. What penguins? Where did they come from? Why is this being brought up? Without this necessary information, your audience will be very confused.
One month ago, Swedish scientists in Antarctica found and brought back three dozen members of what they found to be a new species of penguin - distinguished from the emperor penguin only from their brain size. Because of an executive order from Prime Minister Arjun, a federal grant was given to study this new species. Their findings were astounding: these penguins have the same mental capabilities as that of a human! As soon as the Prime Minister heard of this, he named the species Aptenodytes sapiens, suggesting the similarity between these penguins and humans.

Sweden has given citizenship to penguins!


Providing details as to the how and why of the event is the meat of your post. Make sure to be realistic; nobody likes a godmodder!
One month ago, Swedish scientists in Antarctica found and brought back three dozen members of what they found to be a new species of penguin - distinguished from the emperor penguin only from their brain size. Because of an executive order from Prime Minister Arjun, a federal grant was given to study this new species. Their findings were astounding: these penguins have the same mental capabilities as that of a human! As soon as the Prime Minister heard of this, he named the species Aptenodytes sapiens, suggesting the similarity between these penguins and humans.

The term "person" was never defined in the Swedish Constitution, as it was never thought before this that there were other animals out there capable of human mental capabilities. As such, Prime Minister Arjun took the matter to the Supreme Court, and it was ruled, because of scientific evidence of their mental capabilities, that these penguins could apply for citizenship like any human. No Aptenodytes sapiens has applied for citizenship yet because none of them have learned Swedish, or any language, yet, which is why instructors are intent on educating the penguins about our language and ways. It seems that the penguins have their own language system, and many are excited to learn their tongue as a foreign language.


Offering different perspectives gives the reader an all-encompassing view of the situation and reveals motives, whether it be through interviews, transcripts, or even rumors.
One month ago, Swedish scientists in Antarctica found and brought back three dozen members of what they found to be a new species of penguin - distinguished from the emperor penguin only from their brain size. Because of an executive order from Prime Minister Arjun, a federal grant was given to study this new species. Their findings were astounding: these penguins have the same mental capabilities as that of a human! As soon as the Prime Minister heard of this, he named the species Aptenodytes sapiens, suggesting the similarity between these penguins and humans.

The term "person" was never defined in the Swedish Constitution, as it was never thought before this that there were other animals out there capable of human mental capabilities. As such, Prime Minister Arjun took the matter to the Supreme Court, and it was ruled, because of scientific evidence of their mental capabilities, that these penguins could apply for citizenship like any human. No Aptenodytes sapiens has applied for citizenship yet because none of them have learned Swedish, or any language, yet, which is why instructors are intent on educating the penguins about our language and ways. It seems that the penguins have their own language system, and many are excited to learn their tongue as a foreign language.

Donald Clinton, head of the Nationalist Coalition, expressed his disgust about the Supreme Court ruling, saying, "Look, these things are animals. That's what they are. You can't degrade humans to the level of animals." Progressives are striking back by mentioning that the argument being made against citizenship to sentient "animals" was the same argument made against giving citizenship to people of color. "Look, I have great relations with the penguins," said Donald Clinton, "But we just can't have 'em - they're animals."

"The Aptenodytes sapiens are sapient beings, just like us," said Prime Minister Arjun, "It's not fair to deny legal citizenship to an intelligent being just because they don't look like you. Donald Clinton and the rest of the conservative nationalists should learn what it means to be tolerant."


Including statistics can spice up your post. Refer to where your newspaper got the statistics from. Remember that your statistics don't necessarily have to be accurate or reliable - since retrieving misinformation or misreporting data is a possibility.
One month ago, Swedish scientists in Antarctica found and brought back three dozen members of what they found to be a new species of penguin - distinguished from the emperor penguin only from their brain size. Because of an executive order from Prime Minister Arjun, a federal grant was given to study this new species. Their findings were astounding: these penguins have the same mental capabilities as that of a human! As soon as the Prime Minister heard of this, he named the species Aptenodytes sapiens, suggesting the similarity between these penguins and humans.

The term "person" was never defined in the Swedish Constitution, as it was never thought before this that there were other animals out there capable of human mental capabilities. As such, Prime Minister Arjun took the matter to the Supreme Court, and it was ruled, because of scientific evidence of their mental capabilities, that these penguins could apply for citizenship like any human. No Aptenodytes sapiens has applied for citizenship yet because none of them have learned Swedish, or any language, yet, which is why instructors are intent on educating the penguins about our language and ways. It seems that the penguins have their own language system, and many are excited to learn their tongue as a foreign language.

Donald Clinton, head of the Nationalist Coalition, expressed his disgust about the Supreme Court ruling, saying, "Look, these things are animals. That's what they are. You can't degrade humans to the level of animals." Progressives are striking back by mentioning that the argument being made against citizenship to sentient "animals" was the same argument made against giving citizenship to people of color. "Look, I have great relations with the penguins," said Donald Clinton, "But we just can't have 'em - they're animals."

"The Aptenodytes sapiens are sapient beings, just like us," said Prime Minister Arjun, "It's not fair to deny legal citizenship to an intelligent being just because they don't look like you. Donald Clinton and the rest of the conservative nationalists should learn what it means to be tolerant."

The Swedish Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship estimates that 500 Aptenodytes sapiens will be citizens of Sweden by 2024.




By far, the most helpful tip is to be invested in your news post. Don't consider it a chore and take your time!

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