News Simulation: A Fire Scenario CCNMTL
Introduction Freeport News The Police Beat Covering the Story Lead and Story Structure About the Lead Writing the Story
Fire Resources
Fire Checklist
Freeport Fire Codes
Reporter's Tools
Mobile Phone
Digital Audio Recorder
Digital Camera
Freeport City Map
Reporter's Checklist and Notebook
Personal Computer
Background Reading
Journalism Primer
The Police Beat
Fire Coverage
Useful Math for Reporters
Grammar for Journalists
Math and Grammar Quiz
About the Lead

Types of Leads

Before writing a story the reporter decides on the main idea/theme of the event. If the theme or thrust of the event/story consists of a single idea, we call this a single-element lead. There are also two- and three-element leads. The structure of the story takes its form from the reporter's decision about the lead. The following stories illustrate one-, two- and three-element leads.


Single-Element Lead

Two-Element Lead

Three-Element Lead

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