Sunday, October 2, 2016

Examples of Summary Ledes

For your news story, you should use a summary lede. Here are some examples of strong summary news ledes.

British Police Arrest Nine on Terror Charge (from the Washington Post) - Use of "active" voice in the lede. 

F.D.A. Widens Safety Reviews on New Drugs (from New York Times) - use of active voice in lede; contextualizes relevance of news development (the "so what" factor)