Analysis: Structure

By Justin Reis

After reviewing the Star Tribune story of the Twin Cities Marathon winner, the progression appears to b inline with what we are learning about the inverted triangle and overall style structure. Kent Youngblood appears to do an exceptional job on leading with the most important facts and telling the reader about the "bear", or talking about the news.

Youngblood captures all facts in each graph within one, concise sentence. The attribution is brief and placement of the graphs provides good overall flow.

The structure order begins with the marathon winners time, what the runner did to prepare for the win, other runs he took part in, and concluded with quotes (kicker) and weather in the area.

This is all effective when painting a picture of the runner's experience.

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