In this blog post I will be analysing the coverage done for the recent breaking news of Nadine Dorries testing positive for the COVID-19. My focus will be on the coverage done by The Sun; I have used BBC’s coverage on the same subject as a point of reference.
There are several adjustments that can be implemented to The Sun article. First of all, The Sun’s title is not SEO friendly but rather includes excessive information that should be removed. My suggested title is the one written for this blog post.
Other issues that the article includes are:
- The interface of sharing is misplaced; they should be at the end of article
- The piece is interrupted with too many repeated images
- Hyperlinks in the coverage takes you to another page which distracts you
- There is a non-responsive graph that seems to be a looping gif
- The piece ends with an update on the outbreak in Italy that could have been a separate piece
- There is also a comment section that is unnecessary as this news is fact based and not discussion based
Overall, I believe that the coverage should have been much more straight to the point and less cluttered.
Burrows, T. (2020, March 11). Health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive for coronavirus after meeting Boris and Carrie in Downing Street. Retrieved from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11144782/health-minister-nadine-dorries-coronavirus/
Health minister tests positive for coronavirus. (2020). Retrieved 11 March 2020, from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51827356