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"Lead"ing is Fundamental

The story I chose to analyze was the CNN.com story about the student advocate who was charged with drunk driving. The elements in the lead are the who and the what. The who are pretty detailed even though they do not use the name of the student right away. It states what school the student attends and why he was important to the school. The what is a little more generalized. It says that he said that college students were being unfairly portrayed in the media, but it did not really get into details about what he said. The lead is a straightforward hard-news lead. The story itself is short, concise, and to the point. I personally would have approached the story a little more lightheartedly because of the irony in the story.