Analysis: Lead Writing Techniques

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The lead used in the Fox News report about the recent air base attack in Afghanistan seems standard.

The lead is a summary that combines the most significant facts of the situation into one sentence. The lead addresses several key pieces of information-who, what, and where-immediately, drawing the reader into the situation.

The lead sets up the Afghanistan news article into an inverted structure, in which the lead summarizes the most important facts, leaving the rest of the article to add more and more detail.

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Josie: Keep working. You're doing a fine job. The analysis pieces could dive a little deeper, and certainly will as we move forward through the semester. GG

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