Let us celebrate the Nut Graf


My former Poynter colleague Chip Scanlan explains what the nut graf is and why it is important.

The nut graf has several purposes:

    • It justifies the story by telling readers why they should care.
    • It provides a transition from the lead and explains the lead and its connection to the rest of the story.
    • It often tells readers why the story is timely.
    • It often includes supporting material that helps readers see why the story is important.

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