Humanities › English Nut Graph Share Flipboard Email Print Goldmund Lukic/E+/Getty Images English Writing Journalism Writing Essays Writing Research Papers English Grammar By Tony Rogers Journalism Expert M.S., Journalism, Columbia University B.A., Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tony Rogers has an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and has worked for the Associated Press and the New York Daily News. He has written and taught journalism for over 25 years. our editorial process Tony Rogers Updated March 31, 2019 A nut graph is a paragraph in which the main points of a story are summarized. Nut graphs are often used in conjunction with delayed ledes on feature stories. A feature story may begin with a delayed lede, often featuring description or an anecdote, that can last several paragraphs. That is then followed by a nut graph that outlines the main points of the story. Alternate Spellings: nutgraph, nutgraf, nut graf Examples: He used the nut graph to fully lay out what his feature story was all about.