On Follow Stories
The Star Tribune's Sunday follow to their Saturday article on Kosovo is a lot more in-depth and has quite a bit of human interest, telling the stories of some of Kosovo's residents. The Saturday article, titled 'Kosovo is ours!' Serbs attack U.N. police was a matter-of-fact story on events that occurred on Friday.
The lead in the Sunday story, titled Kosovo: The real problem of independence may be unrealistic expectations, is the story of a Kosovar woman living off charity and thinking that the region's problems will be relieved by independence. This leads to a rather in-depth story and discussion of the Kosovar people and the attitude they have towards independence.
So, the main news in Saturday's article was simply what had happened the previous day; angry Serbs denouncing Kosovo's independence, and the main news for Sunday's article was what people have come to believe in Kosovo regarding the independence and how that is effecting current events.
The second story advances the news by providing the world a view into the lives of Kosovars, and how that is affecting the move towards independence. The two articles provide information about the two main parties involved, the Serbs and the Kosovars and the stances either party has.
The fact that the follow up is from the Washington Post is a reason for the departure in reporting styles and issues covered. The Saturday article was from the AP, and reflects the organization's devotion to straight-forward news. The Sunday article is longer and more eloquent. I believe the news coming from both articles is equally relevant.