I am interested in talking about a breaking story named ‘Former Russian spy critically ill in UK after exposure to substance’ which published by The Guardian.
- The story use multiple media, such as infographic and video to help viewer better understand the content.
- Some emboldened words which link to background and other relevant resources.
- A video comes from YouTube will automatically play when the user enter the page.
- Use keywords in the headings for search engine optimisation.
The story provides several emboldened words which link to other relevant information, but it is noticeable that all the resources are point to the stories of The Guardian. Therefore, I suggest that some of these hyperlinks can link to other news delivery channels like Huffington post or CNN. For example: https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2018/03/06/former-russian-spy-critically-ill-after-exposure-to-unknown-substance-in-uk_a_23378694/In this way, viewer can access more information with different angles.
When users scroll down, the video should automatically shrink to a smaller size and move to the bottom right. In this way, users can consume the textual content and simultaneously watch the video. Huffington Post is an good example:
Moreover, after playing the video, some other updated news videos can continue to play in order to grip viewer’s attention. It is an effective way to increase page-view.
Given that the story is detailed but a little long, I suggest that some subheadings can be inserted to split each paragraph and signal the content to come. As for the story, I will add these subheadings:
- Description of relevant people
- Who is Skripal
- Track back to the death of another spy in 2006
In addition, there should be more images and galleries to break up the text.
On the bottom of the page, a comment section will help users better engage with the story.