Leads Analysis

The lead was, "A person died early sunday after losing control of a vehicle while driving south on Hwy. 61 near Lower Afton Road in St. Paul, according to the Minnesota State Patrol".This lead uses most of the news elements including: who, what, where, when, and some of the why/how. The what is very general. It just says that a person died in a car accident. The when and where are very detailed. It says what highway it was on and what cross road the accident was close to. The reporter chose this approach because it is very basic and straight forward. It gives you all of the information that you really need to know in the first sentence of the story.

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