Obituaries are not paid death notices. Newspapers publish obituaries for prominent people's death.
Dorii Gbolo's news obituray appears on Star Tribune. Jim Adams starts with a alternative lead that includes her name, a description about her, short claim to fame section, the reason for Gbolo's death, and her age.
Adams writes the obituary that is different from the New York Times.
He includes the standard obituary lead. He adds a long identifier for Gbolo and a short claim to fame section. The obituary helps the reader to understand the significance of Gbolo to the community.
"Dorii Gbolo dedicated her life to improving the physical and spiritual health of the poor in St. Paul and Liberia,"Star Tribune reported. This lead show her prominence in the community.
Adams uses multiple sources in this story. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., praised her work for the people. Gbolo's sister, Bettye Granger, gives personal details that add color to the piece. Other sources are an interview with Star Tribune in 2006 and Gbolo's husband Bill Gbolo. These multiple sources provides a good narrative of Gbolo's life.