All of the hard news stories I have read have followed the same inverted pyramid model for story structure.
They all start with the lead and then open up the story more with the second paragraph, adding more details to the more general lead.
I have noticed a couple martini glass stories as well. They did a great job of laying out the sequence of events.
This story structure, and the ones which I read, all worked very well. When I was reading the story it felt like I was getting more and more detailed information as I read.
I could have stopped reading at any moment and still had a sense of the story.

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