Figure 5-3.Follow-up story structure.
name implies, follow up the facts presented in the initial
spot news story.
contains three distinct components the lead, tie-back
In writing a follow-up story, you must consider the
following two distinct groups: the reader who has read
the original story and the reader who may not have read
the original story. Using this consideration as a guide,
your follow-up should be written so as not to bore the
former or confuse the latter. You can satisfy the
requirements of both readers by using the follow-up
story structure explained and diagramed in figure 5-3.
As you saw in figure 5-3, the follow-up story
and body. These three components form the structure of
the follow-up story which is covered in the following
The lead of a follow-up serves the same purpose as
the lead in any other story. In a follow-up story, however,
make sure your lead contains a fresh news peg, a new