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The article I refer to is from the Times of India.
I interviewed Sejung Kim, who is from South Korea. She said that people don't talk a lot about sexual things and that she hasn't had very much sex education.
"I think the article is partially true because teenagers get sex education from internet or peers so they can get wrong information or they can get involved in sex behavior without any protection," Kim said.
She thinks that it is good to have sex education because things are different today than many years ago.
Kim is a student at the University of Minnesota and grew up in South Korea and also lived in China for eight years.
The reporter did an effective job in using numbers to describe how the grouse population is increasing in an Outdoor News article. The numbers aren't overwhelming but are scattered evenly throughout the article, integrating quotes and facts in between. The reporter crunched numbers in the lead, inserting 29 percent. Sources include a recent survey and a 2005 survey conducted by biologists and volunteers that help out with these state spring drumming surveys. The full name of the survey isn't listed though, along with the details of how it's conducted.
Obituary on Wally Hilgenberg on Kare 11:
The obituary has a standard lead, stating the name, significance, and cause of death, except his age was stated in the next graph. The lead perfectly summarizes his important role as an athlete, as well as stating that fighting his disease was a "battle", not a short notice happening.
Sources used include his friend and former Vikings tight end Stu Voigt, who contributed a lot of personal stories and memories. His family also issued a statement.
The obituary differs from a resume because it provides room for outside sources, such as friends or family, to reflect on the deceased person's life. The obituary also addresses the person's significance near the beginning and their life chronology towards the end, differing from a resume's most recent achievements trickling down to their least significant ones.
A press conference was held today in Washington to discuss Pakistan and Afghanistan. The press release is from the White House's Office of the Press Secretary and the news article is from the United Press International.
The lead was very general and precise. It was interesting and somewhat unnecessary that in the second graph, the reporter stated Obama would not be visiting Pakistan in his trip to Asia and then the same fact was restated at the bottom of the story. The reporter maybe did this to emphasize where the U.S. stood with Pakistan in that political matters between the two countries are not pressing or should be postponed. The reporter followed the general chronological order of topics presented at the meeting and did hit the most important points and general actions that the president and the national security team would take.
The story posted on WCCO news website by the Associated Press featured a picture of Eric Larsen that could be enlarged although there was no caption that furthered the story. They also underlined three words when the mouse hovered over them. In two of the cases, a "bing" advertisement appeared that helped the reader learn more about that word although it was more of a distraction than a learning tool. In the other case, it was just an advertisement for a truck, which did not advance the actual story at all.
The other news source, the Duluth News Tribune, showed a picture of Larsen and had a link called "area voices," which allowed readers to post their comments. It also contained two related links to Grand Marais and Outdoors and was also accompanied by copy. There were also three tags below the original story. This news organization's multimedia was more helpful, professional, and interactive.
The first lead gave the hard news whereas the second reported the reaction of China in response to the hard news. The angle taken on the main news reported on western countries' responses to Liu Xiaobo's imprisonment and China's reaction to Norway. It also addressed western countries' views on China's political rights. The second story reported on China's response to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead of giving the world's general view, it focused on how China reacted towards it because its form of government is so drastically different than other countries'. It was not a response to a report from a competing news organization but instead reported it through the lens of China which refuted the distinguished and honorable standing of the reward. Switching from the general coverage of the story to China's view of it ques the reader on how an honorable award highlights the stark differences between the Chinese communist government and western governments.
In an article by the Associated Press, the reporter's lead clearly stated the most important information, inserting the cause of deaths and the death toll number. The reporter mainly focuses of the recent effects of the landslide and some specific figures whom it affected. He also elaborated on his lead in the middle, summarizing more detailed facts about the death toll and the number of landslides. He ends with giving a brief history of the culture of the area that was affected for those readers who have never heard of Oaxaca.
His article was effective and the fact that he brought in stories of specific people who were affected made the story more personal rather than being solely composed of cut-throat facts.
Ahmadinejad UN speech sparks walk-outs by BBC
Three attributions were used in the article. They were scattered evenly throughout.
The first attribution used was by BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus. He is the primary source of information for the entire article and used an effective and concise lead followed by inverted pyramid style with facts. He also paraphrased and quoted Ahmadinejad.
Next, Mark Kornblau, spokesman for the U.S. mission at the U.N., presented a second-hand opinion in response to Ahmadinejad's speech.
U.S. President Barack Obama's speech was used last as it did not relate directly to the lead but summarized Middle East relations.
The reporter effectively used sources in order of who had the most facts and relevance to what happened in the lead.
The news lead in CNN's story of the Muslim veils being banned in France effectively stated where the bill was passed, by whom, when this week it was passed, and what law was approved. It elaborated with some detail describing what the Muslim veil is and also emphasized the importance of this act by asserting it was Europe's first country to do so. The lead is fairly detailed and ques the reader in on exactly what is being banned and ending with why this story is one of a kind.
Perhaps the lead would not have had as much impact if it had just said "burqa" because if people do not know what one is, they may lose interest quickly. The last fragment demands attention for readers to realize how France has distinguished itself from all other European countries.