American reported missing in Iran
The State Department said Monday it is seeking information from Iran about a private American citizen reported missing while on a business trip to the Islamic republic several weeks ago. Both articles choose to quote The State Departments spokesperson, Sean McCormack, early in their articles.
"We don't see any linkage whatsoever between this case and any other ongoing cases that may have been in the news recently," McCormack said,
``It's an American private citizen who is in Iran on private business about whom we are pursuing welfare and whereabouts (information),'' McCormack told reporters. ``We have been monitoring this situation for a couple of weeks now.''
Both articles are briefs that are written in inverted pyramid style. The CNN article was filed at 1:02 pm on April 2nd and the AP article was filed six hours later. The information is relatively uniform in both articles and they both encompass the same core journalistic values; novelty, timeliness, and conflict. Also, both articles do not completely resolve the circumstances they report on because the story has not been completed.