Structure analysis

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In the article about Whitney Houston by the Wall Street Journal, the reporter structured the article in an effective way.

The lead says what happened in a very simple way, and then the following paragraph goes on to briefly explain who the singer was to quickly remind people that might not know or who have forgotten.

After that, the story explains who said Houston was dead and goes through the progression of events that happened after the discovery and who said what.

Finally, the article gives a detailed history the performers life and career which is important to understand the significance of the story.

I like how this piece was structured and I think it's effective. The reporter gives you all the details of the death but also keeps the reader informed of the context of the article and why people should care.

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Nice work on the blog, Jenna. G.G.

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