Inverted pyramid rule

Definition: The inverted pyramid is a writing method for professional writers that involves starting all content with the most important information and then developing the topic down to the details. The goal is to immediately deliver essential information to readers and then capture their attention by producing an explanatory story.

This technique appeared in the XNUMXth century with the first war correspondents. The latter sent their information by telegraph : most of the information was delivered first and then the details before the communication was eventually cut off.