Analysis: Structure

by Jake Daczyk

The news article I choose to look at was the MSNBC article, "N.Y. cops arrest suspect in deadly rampage."

The reporter gives the most important information first, pretty much telling the whole story in the first four paragraphs then getting into greater detail as the story goes on.

This structure represents the "martini glass" story structure. Where all the important information is right away followed by the chronological order of information.

This is a very effective way because it gives readers what they want to know right away and they can choose to read on if they want to, but if they don't they get all the basic information of the story.

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