Look at a news obituary- not a paid death notice, but an obituary written by a reporter about the death of someone notable in the community. What sources are used? Does it have a standard obituary lead or an alternative? Does that lead work? How does the obit differ from a resume?
Al Rooney of "60 Minutes"
Sources: CBS News, Time Magazine, New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen, The Advocate newspaper, Walter Cronkite (a colleague) and Mr. Rooney himself.
Lead: The reporter used a standard obituary lead and could have strayed from the standard lead considering the prominence of the person.
An obituary differs from a resume because of the narrative aspect of the person being profiled. In a resume, one just writes objectively and in an obit, the writing is more in-depth and with color of personal stories.