by Courtney Reigh
In the article The Hobbit to begin filming in February next year from BBC News, the article maintains a steady flow of information to most important to least important.
In the first paragraph, the reporter explains that filming will begin in February. However, the reporter does not give any information as to why filming would have been delayed, leaving the reader to wonder why.
In the next paragraph, the reporter gives the second-most important piece of information; that Warner Bros. has decided upon a director for the two films.
The next paragraph discusses why the filming was delayed, answering the reader's question from the first paragraph. In this case, the reporter should have merged this paragraph with the first paragraph, answering the reader's question right away as to why filming was delayed.
In the next few paragraphs, the reporter discusses that release dates have not been set. The films' budgets, as well as how the film will be shot in 3-D are also discussed. The reporter then talks about the resignation of the first director, Guillermo Del Toro. The article continues with a quote from the new director, Peter Jackson, as well as highlight information from his past films, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Overall, I think the reporter had some information out of order. As stated, he should have merged the information about the movie progressing and why it was halted. It also wouldn't have been a bad idea to merge the information about the new director, Peter Jackson, with the information about the previous director's resignation.
Other than that, I think ending with a quote from Jackson and highlights from his previous films was a great way to wrap up the article.