Entries Tagged as 'story placement'

Story Placement Clues Readers Into What the Journal Views as Important

January 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Old-school journalism taught the “inverted pyramid” style – in which the most important aspect of a story was in the lead sentence, followed by facts that fleshed out the narrative in descending order of importance. The inverted pyramid was designed to leave less important details, no matter how colorful, toward the end. […]

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Quick Takes

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An inward groan was my reaction to the opinion column headline, “’Bama’s Immigration Law Backfires in Fields” in the Albuquerque Journal (Oct. 26). Now accustomed to articles and headlines blaming President Obama for all sorts of things, it appeared at first glance this was another attack – and abbreviating the name as […]

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A Historic Change . . . for a Day

January 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, the Albuquerque Journal did something historic on its Jan. 17 editorial page. For the first time, in my 30-plus -year memory anyway, the editorial cartoon was moved from its top spot on the page, making way for the prominent display of a portrait of […]

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