Analysis of the article
“Justine Damond shooting: US policeman charged with murder”,
published by BBC News (same topic also reported by BuzzFeed)
-The article is concise and delivers relevant and understandable information in short paragraphs.
(2 or 3 sentences per paragraph).
-The multimedia material accompanying the text effectively enhances understanding and also provides additional information (photographs and videos).
Referring to the victim by name in the title without initially introducing the context/identities of the people involved may confuse readers who are reading the article for the first time;
Also it is difficult to remember specific names as keywords when searching for additional information online.
It is more ideal to replace the name with, “An Australian Yoga Teacher”.
1. This news article uses full length sentences as links instead of linking keywords. Therefore, the reader must read the entire linked sentence to decipher what they are about to click on.
2. Usually, it is more suitable to place links to related articles at the end. However, since this post provides new information on a previous story, it is more appropriate to link the previous article and some background information at the beginning of the new article. This will clearly inform the reader as to what has happened.
The video is placed between two related paragraphs which disrupts the flow of information.
It is better to place it at the end of the related paragraphs.