CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman is expert at building to and then springing surprises on the viewers of his stories.
In a story aired on The CBS Evening News and The Osgood File on CBS radio, Hartman offers up not one surprise, but several.
In 1352, when government forces burned down the temple, he joined a Red Turban rebel unit.
Rising rapidly through the ranks, he assembled a fighting force and branched out on his own.
In a story, the surprise is planned and strategically placed.
Helen Pearson, chief features editor at Nature, says, “good science stories are no different to good stories about anything else – they’re just a great read.” Pearson especially likes leads that surprise.The author, Walter Dean, was CCJ training director and API Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel formerly co-chaired the committee.This sample Zhu Yuanzhang Research Paper is published for educational and informational purposes only.Surprise in a news story can take a couple of forms, information you didn’t know or something you didn’t expect.Flipping through a newspaper and seeing an item you had no idea you’d want to read is an example of serendipity, a happy coincidence.Zhu Yuanzhang rose from a life of suffering and adversity to become one of the most powerful and autocratic emperors in Chinese history.His thirty-year reign as founder of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) was characterized by two radical policies: the most far-reaching, innovative agrarian reforms prior to those of Mao Zedong in the mid-twentieth century; and a despotic control of government characterized by bloodthirsty and terrifying purges.During that time he became associated with the subversive Red Turban movement, whose goal was the overthrow of the Mongol Yuan dynasty (1279–1368).He then returned to his temple and worked on improving his reading and writing skills.When he was a teenager, a combination of drought and plague carried off his parents and oldest brother, leaving him destitute.Neighbors helped him find refuge at a Buddhist temple, where he became a monk.