Analysis: News Story – Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Source: Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030


First for a start, let’s discuss the headline:

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Despite the presence of what and when, the headline does not mention whose life expectancy. This article is intended to appeal to a large audience, thus the headline only wrote ‘Life expectancy’. This would spark the interest of worldwide readers as a whole humanity instead only just the South Koreans.

Now, in the lead, it is very clear that the answer to the ‘whose’ question is South Korea:

South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests.

This deliberate action of excluding South Korean in the headline is to give the readers a sense of belonging to the wholeness of human race. It sort of makes them feel that breaking 90 barrier of life expectancy is a worldwide or humanity’s achievement not just the Koreans.

Now, below the headline, byline and the dateline is a graph. It shows the prediction of 2030’s life expectancy of several industrialized countries. This is a very helpful graph as it shows not only the one country who is going to break the 90 barriers, but the following countries with highest life expectancy.

There is also some kind of podcast or a voice recording explaining the ‘why’, specifically why some countries have high life expectancy. This is a good touch since people could understand the underlying study behind the subject discussed in the news.


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