Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame Induction
The AP reporter advanced the induction of new Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees to be inducted Monday, including Madonna.
The reporter opens the piece with a description of some of Madonna’s previous work, setting up how far-fetched it may seem for her to be among the greats she will join in the Rock Hall.
He doesn’t mention the details of the actual event until the very last sentence, so this story is really not a listing at all. It is more of a story detailing the controversy around the Rock Hall’s selection and broadening of artists inducted.
The only source named in the story is Steve Morse, a Boston Globe music critic who was on the hall of fame’s nominating committee for seven years.
The last few paragraphs of the story spell out some of the details of the night, like who will induct who, while most of the rest of the story questions Madonna’s right to be inducted.
While this story is an advance, it almost reads more like an editorial piece.