Thursday, August 27, 2015

Story vs News

The Inverted Pyramid
Designed to make the details" increasingly dull
and/or less meaningful to the reader

The inverted pyramid structure 
was developed to transmit information
via the telegraph

The most important information first
("Unsinkable" Titanic sinks)
Followed by the casualties
(1,614 lost - 710 saved )
Witness quotes
(Hit iceberg)
(Not enough lifeboats)
(Sank in less three hours)
Official response
Now what?
In short, a newspaper "story" is not!

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