Real Thoughts with Dylan

September 7, 2017

News Comment #3 + Strong Lede

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dylan @ 8:26 am

In an article I found while scrolling around on Reddit, a Massachusetts library is having to release a statement reminding library members through Facebook that tokens from Chuck-E-Cheese and Bonkers cannot be used to pay their fines and printing costs. The Peabody Institute Library in Danvers reports that this summer they have seen a surge in patrons attempting to pay for their fines using tokens that are meant to be used to play games at Chuck-E-Cheese.

When originally scrolling through Reddit, I thought this was just a post from The Onion, and then I realized that it was from the CBS station in Boston, so that this was an actual news story. The lede simply reads, “Chuck-E-Cheese tokens are for arcade games, not for paying your overdue book fines, one library is reminding its patrons.” When reading this on the Reddit post, I thought that this was just silly and I had to dig deeper into this.

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  1. I don’t know what to think of this story. I saw the same story on a different site but didn’t read it. Now that I have: it’s four coins at one library. Not exactly a national scourge.

    I’m not sold on the lede, but it is better as broadcast, as long as you emphasize the right words.

       fuglsang — September 11, 2017 @ 9:02 pm

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