When a breaking news story goes out, it’s lead needs to scream out the important information so that the readers will continue reading the story. While reading different leads on the same topic i learned that you can say the same thing in many different ways. Recently we had a tragedy in Paris and many innocent lives were lost. I picked three leads that covered what happened but were written differently
“Paris massacre: At least 128 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say” This was from Cnn.com at http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/world/paris-shooting/
“TERRORIST ATTACKS,More than 100 people killed in Paris attacks; police believe all attackers are dead” This was from theglobeandmail.com at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/paris-police-report-shootout-at-restaurant-explosion-near-stadium/article27256201/
“Paris attacks kill more than 120 people – as it happened” This was from theguardian.com at http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/nov/13/shootings-reported-in-eastern-paris-live
Each one of these leads give us a look at what happened and the most important information gathered from the story. If we were to continue reading we would learn more in depth details about the things that occurred that day. We see in each lead a number describing how many people were killed. We also see the location but not the date.