The purpose of this paper is to carry out a comparative analysis of methods and ways of rewriting news reports, including their specific features. The study disclosed the essence of rewriting, its functional types, characterized its methods and techniques, provided their comparative analysis highlighted the most effective methods and techniques. There are two methods of rewriting: simple (technical), which is carried out through replacement of words in the text with their synonyms and transfer of text parts; complex (deep) rewriting, which is done for more demanding news agencies and publications, it is close to copywriting. Deep text processing involves analysis and synthesis. The task of a rewriter is to make a source text unique, which could be found nowhere by a combination of words. Text rewriting implies using synonymous words, parenthetic structures; permutation of words; changing speech patterns; adding original components; transposition, changes in the text structure; transfer of direct speech into the indirect one; simplifying the text by removing phrases that do not convey any meanings. The most effective way of rewriting news reports items implies a combination of changes in the grammatical structure of sentences and adding original components (deep rewriting), the use of synonymous words (technical rewriting). These methods can be regarded as the main ways of changing texts by means of rewriting, which can be further modified in order to improve perception of information through text using other rewriting methods. Using rewriting methods provides the possibility to bring the text of a news report to an acceptable level of uniqueness.
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