Berlin is bringing sexy back
Summary: Berlin is the next â€śhip and sexyâ€? place to live with rising real estate and condos popping up left and right. Old Mills and Prisons are being renovated into apartment complexes. The city has a great night life, life crime rate and a reliable public transportation system.
Challenge: The reporter has a challenging job with dealing with numbers in a nut-graph ex. Commercial, industrial and residential sales revenue jumped 58% from 2005 to 2006, from $12 billion to $19 billion. The number of property purchasing contracts rose from 18,000 in 2004 to 27,000 last year.
Comparison: The Los Angeles Times reported that a â€śfour-room flat offered by Herbert and Kohlmeyer for more than $335 per square foot in 2006 is likely to get $418 per square foot this year.â€?
Opinion: this was a successful story. The information was relevant and newsworthy. The reporter did a nice job stating the change that is happeing by focusing on where Berlin was and where it is going.