The article written by Emma Elsworthy was published on ABC news, aiming to improve coronavirus infection prevention by practicing social distancing. There are several adjustments that can be used to improve the online delivery of this story.
The BBC news used a first-person headline question with no target audience, and then identified specific groups that needed to practice social distancing in the following. My suggestion would be to include concise but specific information in the headline.
The article began with a photo of people wearing masks in a crowded public place. While self-isolation, such as wearing a mask, is one of the few measures that has helped reduce infection rates, the key to practice social distancing is keeping as much as 1.5 metres away from others. The picture can sometimes mislead and confuse the reader.
The video about the coronavirus community service announcements is at the end of this article. It is difficult to attract readers’ attention and can be easily regarded as advertising.
For readers who still have questions can submit the question form, but this part could increase the workload of ABC news and waste readers’ waiting time. In addition, it requires personal information to submit this form, thereby reducing user participation. I would recommend that discussion boards can be set for all audiences to share ideas and experiences.