Five Hard-News Leads

1.) “Going into their NATO summit in Wales today, Western leaders are focusing on a failed policy in Ukraine.”-Oren Porell (USA Today) This news-lead introduces the who, the what, and the where. But I’m left with a few questions that I want answered and it forces me to read more.

2.) “It took a little longer than expected, but Micheal Sam is grateful for a chance to find a professional home in his home state.” -Eric Prisbell (USA Today) It introduces a prominent figure in society with a human interest story attached. I want to know where, why, what and how.

3.) “Welcome Back Tigers!”- Paige Whipple (Tower-Light) The who are the Towson University students, the where is Towson University, the why;  is that we are returning from summer break. It’s a simple, short and sweet welcome back to good old TU. It makes you look forward to a great new year filled with promise.

4.) “Martha Kummer first came to Towson in 1971, when she was encouraged by the chair of the Political Science Department to apply for a job.” Readers are given who, when, what, and where.” – Cody Boteler (Tower-Light)  I’m left curious as to how and why.

5.) “Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, at the United States Open on Monday night to win his first Grand Slam Title.”- Christopher Clarey (New York-Times) It identifies who, what, when and where. But I must keep reading to discover how and why.


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