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The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Therefore, newspaper reporters are trained to write in inverted pyramid style, with all the most important information in the first paragraph or two.

If the less vital details are pushed towards the end of the story, then the potentially destructive impact of draconian copy editing will be minimized. A headline is text above a newspaper article, indicating its topic. The headline catches the attention of the reader and relates well to the topic. Modern headlines are typically written in an abbreviated style omitting many elements of a complete sentence and almost always including a non-copular verb.

A byline gives the name and often the position of the writer, along with the date. The lead sometimes spelled lede sentence captures the attention of the reader and sums up the focus of the story. The lead also establishes the subject, sets the tone and guides reader into the article. In a news story, the introductory paragraph includes the most important facts and answers the questions: In a featured story, the author may choose to open in any number of ways, often using a narrative hook , possibly one of the following: For the news story, details and elaboration are evident in the body or running text of the news story and flow smoothly from the lead.

Quotes are used to add interest and support to the story. Most news stories are structured using what is called an inverted pyramid. The angle also called a hook or peg is usually the most newsworthy aspect of the story and is specifically highlighted and elaborated upon. A featured article will follow a format appropriate for its type.

Structures for featured articles may include, but are not limited to: The conclusion will sum up the article, possibly including a final quote, a descriptive scene, a play on the title or lead, a summary statement, or the writer's opinion. Make the conclusion attention-grabbing.


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