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Preview o The lead gives a sense of the story to follow o Two basic types of leads Direct lead Delayed lead o The lead sentence Contain one idea Follow the subject verb object sentence Should not exceed 35 words Finding the lead o Leads come from reporting o Begin thinking of the lead as story unfolds o Ask: “what is this story really about?” o This guides the gathering of info necessary to story Helps you ask the right questions Helps you look for specifics Helps you search for anecdotes/details to make story come alive Writing the lead o Find the thread The most important elements forms basic idea for lead Find basic elementary by anticipating audience questions o The five W’s and an H Who What When Where Why How o The answers provide building blocks of lead o Direct lead almost always begins the story (news) o Delayed lead placed further down in story (feature) Types of leads: direct lead o
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