Other structures go beyond news & features

Have you tried hourglasses, spirals or oranges?

Other structures go beyond news & features

Beyond the pyramid Sometimes the news pyramid and feature-style boxes aren’t enough. Here are some other structures to try. Image by Natalya Letunova

News stories

Lead with two — not five — Ws

Lead with two — not five — Ws

Don’t cram all of the elements into the first paragraph


Break the news

Break the news

The New York Times improves on the fact pack

Hybrids

Boxes and arrows

Boxes and arrows

Hybrid story forms go beyond news and features

Story templates

Template your story

Template your story

Create fill-in-the-blanks story forms


Write by number

Write by number

Stop reinventing the wheel, use story templates


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