By: Andrew Krammer
For the analysis, I chose a press release about a meeting by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee and its coverage.
The reporter covering the story chose to write of the most important issues of the meeting, interest rates with and between banks. The reporter cut down the rough language of the press release and instead sacrificed compacted writing for explanations of governmental jargon.
The reporter also adds context to the meeting, noting which member voted against which policy action and how many times he has in the past. As the coverage continues, the reporter adds more context and gets farther and farther from the actual meeting.
By leaving the meeting coverage at the top of the article, the reporter places the news worthy information first. Then by adding context, the reader doesn't have to know anything about the situation and they can still get a basic understanding.
The reporter also avoided the 'positive' things the press release mentioned immediatley, instead focusing on the problem that the meeting meant to address.