Inverted Pyramid – How to Read the News

November 17, 2009

One thing I love about taking journalism courses in college was learning how to read the news and understanding the Inverted Pyramid. See, in most news articles the most important details are in the first paragraph, the second most important details are in the second paragraph and so on until you get to the end of the article and the information that is only mildly relevant to what you were originally is there. This is important because you can actually learn much of what is going on in the world with a paper and not read much more than the first couple of paragraphs. Pretty neat huh?

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