By Octavio Abea
I will be taking a look at the lead in this Wall Street Journal article about a case regarding an honor killing in Canada.
A Canadian court found two Afghan immigrant parents and their eldest son guilty of murdering four female family members in a so-called honor killing Sunday, the climax of a case that's transfixed Canada and sparked a wider debate about clashing cultures amid the country's large immigrant population
This lead is packed very tightly with a lot of information. Not only does it talk about the hard news, which is that they were found guilty, but it also gives context as to why the case is important. Usually it would make more sense to give that kind of information in a later paragraph, but the significance of the case may have given the journalsim some more freedom. It seems like it could have been done either way and that this style was just a matter of preference.
There are also typical style choices that many leads use. No names were used, the hard news is easily found in the beginning, and it lets the reader know what day this happened without getting too specific.