I analyzed the news story on the 1 percent American stock decline that happened on Friday. The reporter used points and percents; sales and stocks to report the story, which was convoluted at times but overall manageable and easy to grasp. It was a business article written for the finance section of CNN, so naturally the whole story revolved around figures and numbers. I rarely read the financial section from CNN, but there appeared to be a set structure to how the reporter attributed the sources and organized the story.
The sources were in blue type and bold letters, and each company mentioned was followed with the abbreviation and status of the company. For example, Bank of America was immediately followed by (BAC, Fortune 500).
The reporter used math to present the numbers in different ways. Every time the reporter wrote the points for the Dow Jones, S&P, or Nasdaq, the percent was also given. The reporter also calculated the mean of various sale estimates for companies in the article.
Overall I found the article manageable to read, well written, and well calculated.