lede lede


  • (n) the introductory section of a story



  1. They train us journalists to grab the reader's attention in the first couple paragraphs of a story--the so-called lede.
  2. This is significant and it didn't make it into the lede:.


  1. New Supervisory Board Royal Imtech

    Royal Imtech N.V. announces the appointment of Mr. C.J.A. van Lede and Mr. F.J.G.M. Cremers as new members of the Supervisory Board of Imtech. Royal Imtech N.V. (Imtech) announces today the appointment ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance

  2. The Lede: After Long Night of Counting, Post-Election Celebrations in Iran

    The Lede followed developments in Iran on Saturday, where Hassan Rowhani, a moderate cleric supported by the country’s reformist movement, was declared the winner of Friday’s presidential election.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. The Lede: Latest Updates on Election Day in Iran

    The Lede is following developments in Iran, where voters went to the polls on Friday in the first presidential election since the disputed contest in 2009.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "There was a consumer column, and the lede of the story -- I'll always remember it -- was 'Birds are singing, the sun is shining, good weather is back. And this year hundreds of small children will walk into their summer wading pools and be...
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Chuck Palahniuk Source: Winnipeg Sun

  2. "Before we even read it, we would go to his last paragraph and move it up to the top, because we knew that's where he'd buried his lede," Garreau said.
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Joel Garreau Source: Arizona State University

  3. "The buried lede here is that there is this new intelligence estimate which says that Iran is progressing much more quickly than previously thought on developing its short and medium range missiles," Martin said. "Where previously the US had...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: David Martin Source: CBS News

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