Comm 2221… Story Structures

We have discussed the inverted pyramid already: most important news/information at the top and then flow down. Very useful for hard news: identify and prioritize the 5 W’s and H.

But there are other ways to organize. They include: the hourglass, blocks/focus, and narrative. All of these styles have news elements, a strong nut graf and solid interviewing/reporting.

We will look at some examples, but this link has visual representations of these and other styles that might help some better understand the structures.

Look at these stories and decide which structure you think they are written in: Story #1. The second story. And story 3.

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