On the 9th March 2020, Cameron Wilson of BuzzFeed News published a news on the recent Facebook Is Being Sued Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal.
There are some points where the news should be improved.
1.Image — The image does not provide enough information to the readers. Readers all familiar with the facebook’s logo, if the journalist could select a image link information together would create more connections for readers such as the pictures I recommened. Also the first image needs a simple captoons.
2. Heading — The heading is not clearly for readers. In the news , it wrote as Facebook is being Sued Over The Cambridge Analytica Scandal, but when you finish the whole news, Facebook actually being sued by Australian authorities. As Bradshaw (2018) mentioned If the heading reflects the specific object, it will make the news more accurate and make sense to the readers.
3. Lacking Link — When mentioned about Cambridge Analytica scandal, this piece is also missing a very important hyperlink to an important source. I would rather put a Youtube video as a references or background information to readers, which means the reader could review this news more quickly and could have a better connection with present news and old news.
4. Interactivity — About the twitter’s picture posted by the OAIC, which is good. We can see through the screenshot .But it should included a hint or share sign to remind readers to click and open a new tab in twitter, otherwise the readers would think it as a picture not a actual link. If the link is more obvious, reminding readers to understand the news itself will actively increase the interaction between readers and the news itself, and also increase the enthusiasm and possibility of readers to participate in the news discussion. Therefore, It also improve the usability and functionality of this news.
Bradshaw, P. (2018). The Online Journalism Handbook: Skills to survive and thrive in the digital age (pp. 72–133). Routledge.