Analysis: 6 teens killed, 2 injured when crash sends SUV into pond

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In the CNN's article, "6 teens killed, 2 injured when crash sends SUV into pond," the author used the most relevant facts and kept the story precise.

The author used information from sources such as LT. Anne Ralston of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ashia Cayson, The Ohio State Highway Patrol, and WKBD, an affiliate of CNN.

He began the story with information from Lt. Anne Ralston of the Ohio Department of Public Safety and did not use that source again.

Then, he used quotes from an informal source, Ashia Cayson. He placed both of her quotes in the middle of the story. The information used from the Ohio State Highway Patrol was placed at the end of the story and was clustered together.

The author used no information from records. The majority of the information is from public institutions such as The Ohio Department of Public Safety and The Ohio State Highway Patrol. The WKBN, an affiliate of CNN, was the only private institutional source used. There was also one informal source used, Ashia Cayson, sister of one who was killed.

I thought his method of attributing sources was effective. The author first introduced readers with information from credible sources and then led into personal quotes from an informal source. Finally, he ended the story with information from intuitional sources such as authorities and an affiliate of CNN.

The way the author displayed attribution leaves the readers expecting a follow-up story once the investigation into the cause of the crash is completed.

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