Troy University Lede Practice Paper
Write strong and effective ledes for print or the Internet — hard-news ledes that would be suitable for a story organized as an inverted pyramid. Your ledes must follow AP style and use proper grammar and proper spelling. They must be factually accurate from the information given in this section. You may not make up facts or embellish your ledes with information not given in this section. However, you are expected to correct any spelling, grammar or style errors contained in these items.
You are to do this assignment ON YOUR OWN. You may not work with another classmate. I will respond next week through a video or audio commentary.
- Elbert Straight is pastor of Troy’s Last Slightly Baptist Church. Back in 1978, Straight ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Troy. Approximately 50 families attend Straight’s small, country church, and fewer than 100 people are members of the church. Troy police arrestedStraightthis morning and charged him with drunken driving. Elbert Straight told the arresting officer that he took a cold perscription this morning and he probably should not be driving.
- A 15 year-old troyboyslipped off the trunk of a moving car this morning. His head hit the asphalt and left a stain of blood on the spot. The car was being driven by his 22-year-old brother Chris Boreman. Chris Boreman works at Troy University as a librarian’s helper. The 15-year-old boy’s name is Jay Boreman and he attends Pike County High School. Troy paramedics responded to the accident. The found the boy dead from the accident.