In journalism jargon, the “nut graf” is the paragraph where you sum up your entire article into one or two sentences, usually in the third or fourth paragraph of your article.
Today, I stumbled across one of the best nut grafs I’ve ever read, in a New York Times article on the rabid popularity of romance books on e-readers:
“If the e-reader is the digital equivalent of the brown-paper wrapper, the romance reader is a little like the Asian carp: insatiable and unstoppable. Together, it turns out, they are a perfect couple. Romance is now the fastest-growing segment of the e-reading market, ahead of general fiction, mystery and science fiction, according to data from Bowker, a research organization for the publishing industry.”