Analysis: Leads

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By: Andrew Krammer

In an article by CNN, a reporter has written a story about a mother who killed her teenaged children for being "mouthy".

For the lead, the reporter had to lead off with the notable part of the story, the suspect's motive. A mother killing her children because they were mouthing off gives a novelty aspect to this story, one that the lead should define.

This lead is also a hard-news lead, it leads with the action: two children being killed, and displays proper news writing.

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Good job on the blog. Keep it up. gg

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