A gift for Africa was not only a touching story but a well written one. I chose to look through the Columbus Dispatch because it is my hometown paper. I was taken to this story because of the headline and picture that caught my eye. I like how this story is written with facts and quotes. The topic is already a story any age group can enjoy. But the quote from one of the men and an OSU professor supports the facts and emotions throughout the story. The map of the specific location on the side gave some background on the area and throughout the article, history on young children's struggles are told. Without the background, the readers would not understand how vital medicine and other drugs are needed in Piol, Africa.
After reading the article I realized that philanthropy articles can be very popular. It is an international dilemma that local citizens are doing something for. Covering stories that are making a difference across the globe is something any reader can emotionally relate too. I am sure this story will create a positive image for the newspaper and will support the cause. I did not know about "the lost boys" cause and i’m sure others did not either till this article. The author placed a link to the lost boys foundation and a place to donate, which is helpful to the cause. Overall I am pleased with this article because of the easy-to-read structure, topic and facts. This was a win-win for the newspaper and the cause!