The article I chose to analyze is the most recently posted article on CNN.com, that focuses on the reaction of the people of Egypt as they heard President Mubarak announce Friday evening that he was stepping down.
I am using this article because as I am writing this blog, it was released 13 minutes ago and it would be interesting to go back to it once in a while and see how the different paragraphs are moved and where the journalist put certain information. Since it is a short article, this is how it looks when I first saw it:
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Demonstrations that began with quiet determination on the Internet more than three weeks ago erupted into riotous jubilation Friday evening, moments after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he would step aside.
Protesters swarmed army tanks that had been deployed to keep order, banged drums, blew whistles and frantically waved the Egyptian flag in celebration. They danced in circles and chanted.
Two men dropped to their knees and began to pray as soon as the news was announced.
"Freedom!" crowds chanted outside the white carved walls of the presidential palace.
"God is great," they shouted in Tahrir Square.
The reaction was quick to pour in across some of the same social networking sites that Egyptians used to help organize the historic protests.
"Egypt -- you are a shining light," one Twitter user posted in congratulations.
It gets right to the point and grabs the reader's attention by appealing to the emotional side. Right now there isn't much information that the journalist has gotten but I can see her adding more to the first or two paragraphs and leaving more of the personal reactions near the end. The lead and first paragraph is right to the point and gets the breaking news down.