As coronavirus gradually become more serious in the world wild scale, I chose the recent hot topic- travel ban for South Korea announced by Australian government- to analyze how to improve the news for better online delivery. I will discuss the suggestions on content and form, respectively.
In terms of the news content, the first to reconsider is the headline which should be clear and simple for easy online search. The key words should include “coronavirus”, “South Korea” and “travel ban”. In addition, some subtitles are necessary to be inserted for text separation, presenting audience a more logical story. I am also conscious of the divergent thinking on this issue as it would attract more readers if reporting about the global economic impacts (e.g. stocks plunged) and future influence in instead of limited data analysis at the end.
For the other aspect, there are three features of the news form- hypertextuality, multimediality and interactivity. It should provide more specific URLs related to recent coronavirus issues to meet public interests. Publishing a video of government announcement would impress audience and provide more details than the Morrison’s photograph. Finally, it is difficult to find the readers’ comments. It would be probably helpful to add a selective part, like people’s emotion on this decision, to improve interactivity between the author and the audiences.