List-based journalism

Buzzfeed

Journalists can also write the Lady Godiva story as a list, taking all the answers to the six Ws as separate points. 37 naked Lady Godiva horse ride tax protest facts List-based journalism has become popular since Buzzfeed broke the mould. In print and on TV screens lists would be …

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Compliance with accessibility rules

Websites used to be made with fixed designs, fonts, font sizes and colours. That made them inaccessible to the visually impaired. Then came a set of international standards (available from the Equality and Human Rights Commission)  that mean all websites can be shrunk and enlarged, read out loud by screen …

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Embedding photos and video

Google image search

Every post needs at least one photo. Many sites also demand video on all or most posts. You might have to compile a gallery or slideshow using lots of photos. Sites use these to bump up clicks and traffic stats, as every viewed photo is recorded as the user viewing …

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Online journalism: more than writing for the web

log book

The Lady Godiva story has long been used as an example in journalism training – this was the case when Chris Wheal started the then Periodical Training Council (PTC) log-book training scheme in 1987. This site updates the Lady Godiva story to show how journalists need to work differently online: …

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