Analysis on the Structure of the story about the NYC Slaying
In the story about the slaying of the New York therapist, the information ran fairly smoothly from most important to least important. What is interesting is how this story has continually been updated with new information, therefore, many readers will already know this story pretty well.
The authors kept the focus on the recent arrest and less on the actual killing. They used more of a two-sentence lead to get the reader interested in the story and informed on the event. From there they begin to divulge into the facts of who is the killer, how was he found, what is he charged with, when did they arrest him.
The authors state the facts without using a lot of words and dragging the story out. They did put in a couple of paragraphs that I thought should be said later in the story that are more focused on his personal character. However, I can see how putting these paragraphs towards the beginning will give the reader an image of him, in which the later facts will make more sense to the readers.
There was a chain of good paragraphs which flowed together, but then the authors would throw in one paragraph that wouldn't fit, or would take the story in a whole new direction. Some of the information at the end I think should have been further up, since it was important to know how the police and investigators were able to determine him as the killer and arrest him.
Yet in a way it was good to have the story informative and exciting till the very end.
All in all it was a well written story. I was given the facts about the case in a fairly well ordered way. It was easy to read and understand. The story was not misleading and did not intentionally portray the killer in a bad light. It gave good material from credible sources. And it was interesting to read. and ingaging. A solid story.