Progression of Information in a Story

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By Octavio Abea

The story I'll be talking about by Fox News deals with the aftermath of the Powell story. He killed himself in a house explosion along with his two sons.

The follow up talks about a tip received by the police that said Powell dumped some papers at a recycling center. This follows typical progression of the information by placing the hard news at the top of the story. The rest of the story, which is also the majority, consists of getting the reader up to speed. It contains almost identical paragraphs of previous stories regarding this incident.

The second half of the story is much more interesting, but in this case the newest information takes precedent. If it was done any other way there would be no point because the later information has already been told. The recycling center follow up would get lost in the massive amount of older information if it was not at the top.

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