News Story Link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-03-06/fake-queensland-football-club-merchandise-melbourne-surgeon/102044126?utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web
The Title of the News Story
This news story is published on ABC News, the authors are Lachlan Mackintosh, Rebecca Levingston, and Alicia Nally. It tells that the Melbourne surgeon Ken Sakata sells the merchandise of a non-existent team.
News Story Structure:
The news story’s lead is compelling, however, it lacks the most essential elements of a news story: the 5Ws and 1H. In addition, as a non-native English reader, I felt some confusion as I read this article because of the confusing narrative structure.
This news story uses three hyperlinks, including two Twitter and one TikTok link. However, the links in this news story are not embedded in the article, but in the form of images. Also, these links are missing key words descriptions, especially the TikTok link, and it’s hard to know what the video is about without clicking in and watching it.
ABC’s website provides listeners with links to share, however, readers are not able to comment on news stories on the site, which lacks interactivity.
The Screenshot of TikTok Link In the News Story
To improve the usability of this news article, there should be a clearer and easier-to-read layout.