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Analysis: Speech/meetings

by Jake Daczyk

I choose to use a press conference President Barrack Obama gave with President Calderon of Mexico.

The article written up about the press conference was very short and summed up the major points of the story. The reporter went through the entire press release and choose what they believed to be the main points and highlighted those in the story.

Report and press release

Analysis: Multimedia

by Jake Daczyk

I compared the multimedia sections of both The New York Times and Sports Illustrated. Both of these news organizations feature both video and photos for multimedia.

These features compliment news stories by giving readers a direct look at events that enhances the story because by seeing what the author is talking about, readers can better understand stories.

The writing is very short and to the point. It usually is only one or two sentences. It will describe what is going on in the photo and then expand giving you further information.

Analysis: Spot and Follows

by Jake Daczyk

The story I choose was the explosions at a military base reported in Tanzania.

The leads in the story are the same for the two stories but in the second there is greater depth of information as there was more time to add more information into the story.

The second story advances the news by providing more information. For example in the second story they reported that over 4,000 civilians were displaced from their homes, information that wasn't readily available when the story broke so it wasn't placed in the first story.

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.

Analysis: Attribution

by Jake Daczyk

I choose the story from MSNBC, "German sues over alleged CIA kidnapping, torture." The story appears to use multiple sources but only a couple are named, mainly el-Marsi and his lawyers.

The sources are scattered throughout the story the information seems to be a mix from people and records. The only quoted sources are from people but there is a lot of information that doesn't seem to be sourced by anything.

The attribution's are done in a simple matter, using "said" after they give information from either el-Marsi or his lawyers. It is effective because it lets you know where the information or quote is coming from.

Analysis: Leads

by Jake Daczyk

The lead I chose to analyze was the lead from The Star Tribune story, "Body of missing U student found in boxcar."

The lead contains the "what," "when," and "where" in the lead by giving you a basic overview of what happened, when the body was found and where the body was found.

The lead is straightforward hard-news lead and the only part of the lead that is detailed is what actually happened, that a body was found. The rest is general as the reporter doesn't give you a time the body was found or even the name of the student, that information comes later in the story.

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