So what is a Nutgraf?
A nutgraf that is a NUTshell that explains how the story is newsworthy. Tell readers why your story matters in the larger context.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Why does this event matter? Why is it printed in the paper?
- How does it compare to past events?
- According to an authority?
- According to a fact-based analysis of it?
- How is it likely to affect the future? What’s ahead?
- What’s the historicity of your story?
- First ever? Third? Worst? Learn the history.
- Many are saying that your event is…This majority approach is enough to establish nutgrafism
Every Crimson writer provides a Nutgraf in each story printed in the paper and web.