Analysis: Lead in honor killing story

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A jury on Sunday found three members of an Afghan family guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor," ending a case that shocked and riveted Canadians.
Article from the Huffington Post.

This is overall a very typical hard-news lead. It has the who, when and where that are seen in leads. It details the who a lot because there are so many people involved in this story. It makes sure to include not only the killers, but the victims.
It does not, however, name them specifically. Instead this is left to a new paragraph, which is very typical for leads. They give enough information so the story is told but leave the details for later.
This lead adds not so typical things by writing quotes from the judge. This is different because it gives more details, but not typical details. This is used to get at the emotion of the audience as well as express the novel nature of this story. It is clearly a highly emotional and controversial case and adding that right away will help to interest readers.

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You're doing a good job on the blog. Be sure to give me the link to the story you use for your analysis. Do that in the entry itself. Keep up the good work! GG

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