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Who?, What?

2008-11-17 19:54:16.909824+00 by petronius 3 comments

It is often said that classic journalism means stating Who, What, Where, When How and Why in the first paragtraph of a story. Rarely has it been so well demonstrated as this lede from the Daily Star of London:

Incest monster Josef Fritzl is fighting plans to lock him away in a psychiatric prison with a brain-eating cannibal who hates paedophiles.

[ related topics: Current Events Journalism and Media Civil Liberties ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-17 20:27:57.937212+00 by: Dan Lyke

Wow. Best example of "don't bury the lede" I've ever seen.

Alas, it also tells me all I need to know about the story...

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-18 04:57:49.647779+00 by: Diane Reese

Please also note that the article's headline is, "YOU’LL BE SCHNITZEL, FRITZL…"

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-18 18:43:30.778562+00 by: petronius

A famous headline from the Chicago Tribune back in the 1860s covered a man hanged for Murder; "Jerked to Jesus!". Catchy, that one.