This week I’ve asked you to find and identify two different types of feature leads. Please review “Leads that succeed” on pages 46-47 in our text before completing this assignment.
To help you get started, here are a few examples of news stories that open with feature-style leads:
- A recent San Francisco Chronicle story that opens with a “scene-setter” lead.
- A profile that opens with a “startling statement” lead. (Some might also describe this as a “character lead” since it characterizes the person being profiled.)
- And here’s an example of a “direct address” lead.
Now let’s see what you can find.