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Deadly bacteria may be unstoppable

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The story uses the records of reported cases of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, especially those cases reported at the University of Virginia Medical Center and the cases reported this summer at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center just outside of Washington, D.C.

The computer skills the reporter needed to use in order to produce this story was ability to understand medical reports filed by the CDC and be able to create many graphics that are engaging to the readers.

The organization used online tools such as video, colorful diagrams to represent how the disease grows and where in your body it grows and the various treatment stages of the disease.

Analysis: Multimedia Outlets in News Organizations

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Most news organizations have stepped up their game and have gone digital in order to amass more readers.

Both the New York Times and the Huffington Post now offer more on-the-go options for the public. Free mobile news apps and online access are the most popular way that readers can access the news in addition to the traditional print publications.

These multimedia options compliment the news because it allows faster distribution of the information and more access to "breaking news".

In addition to more access to breaking news, the style in which these stories are written in has changed. Many of these stories that are online are now much shorter and often only include ledes and quick descriptions of the situation.

In this news story, the reporter has summarized the information in the martini glass style. In the lede they have given us the who, the what, the why and the where in a concise and compact way.

The nut graf goes into a bit more detail as to why this story is important, where it took place, and what happened as a result of the action. It is followed by a money quote given out by the mayor which pulls the reader in more.

The language of the piece is not overly complicated and sounds exactly how it would if the reporter was having a conversation about it with you. This is effective because it allows the reader to receive information without realizing they are.

I do not think if this was done differently it would be as effective. The kicker at the end of the piece really ties the story up neatly while still outlining that there will be more information provided as more insight is gained.

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