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Tyler Ales Dr. Erin Coyle MC 2010 17 March 2010 Notability Does Not Always Mean Better A lead is the most important part of a story. A lead should inform a person about the important information in a story, but at the same time invite the reader to take interest in the story. The leads I chose are from The New York Times and The Daily Reveille. Surprisingly, the lead from The Reveille was more effective than The New York Times lead. The article I read in The Reveille was “Higher ed studies gives vague results.” The article is about the debate between the merging of the University of New Orleans and Southern University –New Orleans. The article talks about the alternatives for restructuring the higher education institutions and also explains the four components presented in each alternative. The lead in the article was very effective because it highlighted the issue and explained that they had solutions, but it also explained that the
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Unformatted text preview: solutions were problematic. The lead expressed the main details of the article and inspires the reader to continue reading, to see what the solutions are. The article I read in The New York Times is titled “A Broadway Superlative for All the Wrong Reasons.” The article is about the issues that the Broadway musical “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark” has experienced since its conception in 2005. The lead into the story is extremely vague and requires the reader to have previous knowledge about the shows issues. It also gives the impression that the show will open on March 15, when in reality the show’s opening has been delayed till summer. The lead lacks clarity Tyler Ales Dr. Erin Coyle MC 2010 17 March 2010 and accuracy. It does not give any information to uninformed readers and does not draw you into the story....
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