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Analysis

In the article Kosovo Declares Its Independence From Serbia in the New York Times, the writer immediately announces what Kosovo did, when and who was for it.

They then went into detail about the history of the new nation, and talked about how the United States had helped this to happen.

Using that as a transition into the Serb's reactions, the writer talked about how the Serbs were unhappy with the United States, and rushed the Embassy.

He ordered the information in this way so that the important "NOW" of the story was right at the top, and some of the important background information went with it. Then near the bottom he mentions how the Serbs are reacting, which may be important, but isn't affecting anything at the time and isn't very surprising. I thought the story was well written and well-put together. It could have been done differently with the Serbs reaction above the history, and then later on tie in the reason the United States is involved... but it worked better this way.