Vocab Part 3
Summary Lede Reporters are compressing the 5W's into the intro sentence(s) in a concise but newsworthy manner.
Delayed Identification Lede
Withholds a significant piece of information - usually a person's name - until the second paragraph
Immediate Identification Lede
Names usually won't be named here unless they belong to a recognizable public figure or celebrity. Anecdotal/Narrative Lede Some stories unfold slowly; Begins with a mini-story that points us toward the bigger story you're about to tell.
A device borrowed from fiction and they're usually reserved for long feature stories, where descriptions transport you to another place.
- Spring '13
- Sophia Tasselmyer Vocab, Delayed Identification Lede, recognizable public figure, Immediate Identification Lede, Deliberately tease readers, Direct Address Lede