Blog on Structures
CNN reported on developments on the trial of Warren Jeffs' followers.
The article starts out with, what I thought was a confusing lead, but did explain and over view the story. The next two paragraphs explain the event and add the specifics. The charges against the man are explained and the man accused is named, Allen Steed. Steed's relationship to Warren Jeffs and his role in the overall story of the polygamists. All the characters of the story are included in the first two paragraphs, and the even that caused the controversy, the marriage to a young girl.
The background continues in the next two paragraphs going further to state the the exact charge of raping a girl.
In the next paragraph the story transitions to talk about the girl at the center of the case, Elissa Wall, and what she hopes to gain from coming forward in the case, and testifying. The story goes from the view of the public, to Steed's side and then Wall's side of the marriage. After the opinions on the charges have been discussed, the report goes farther into the past of the event, saying how the families were powerless to stop the marriage, and the problem in the community with women being traped.
The final portion is what Wall is doing currently, and background on Jeffs and the community in Utah.
I think the report is effective, minus the lead. But the order makes sense. The most current information with charges is discussed, and then the opinions on the charges as well as the facts. The background information, which is helpful for people not up to date on Warren Jeffs, is put at the end. Someone keeping up to date on the story, would only need to read the first portion, and skip over the rest, however, background information is present for someone who may not skim the news as much.