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New NY Times Blog Explores News

It’s called The Lede, and I’m still not quite sure what the mission is despite this description:

In the news business, the opening sentences of a story are referred to as its “lede” — spelled that way, journalism lore has it, to avoid confusion with the lead typesetting that once dominated newspaper printing presses. Although a tightly focused narrative typically follows the lede, every sentence in a news story has the potential to spiral off in new directions, and each paragraph leaves behind unexplored angles. That’s where The Lede’s mission begins..

Watching with interest…

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