Analyzing "Senate passes its version of the voter ID amendment" by Nick Sudheimer in the MN Daily.
This story follows the passage of a proposed constitutional amendment in the Minnesota state senate.
The story starts out by providing the background information on the voter ID amendment and an overview of the process that the legislation must undergo before it could turn up on election ballots. This informs an audience that may not know what the amendment concerns and gets all readers on the same page. Some of the language in these first few descriptive paragraphs contains jargon that could confuse readers. Simple language that clearly addresses the bill is what is needed.
From the background the author goes on to interview the bill's sponsor, Senator Scott Newman but provides only one sentence in support of his opinion. The following information and interviews show the democratic stance on the issue and the reasons behind their opposition to the bill. The article does not feel very balanced until the very end where it returns to the conservative viewpoints; but again it is only a couple sentences.
Clear language and balance are both necessary to gain readership and credibility. This article could improve upon those points to add reliability to the good information that it did present.