East Bethel man faces murder charges
In the report about the killing of an East Bethel, Minn. woman by her boyfriend, the Pioneer Press used the lead angle from the woman’s son’s perspective. Elizabeth Mohr started off the article by telling of how the 14-year-old boy woke up Saturday morning and found his mother’s body. Then she proceeded to give all the details about the event. In the lead she gives is what happened and who it happened to. She uses this story telling to involve the reader with the event and then give the facts.
In the Star Tribune article the lead is a straightforward hard-news report. In the lead, Courtney Blanchard gives what happened, who it happened to, when it happened and where it happened. She chose this type of lead because she wanted to give the reader the facts about what happened and did not want try and put the reader in the event.