BBC Website Review

When I get my news, I try to be well informed and receive facts that are not bias in any way. Of course, that’s easier said than done. The primary purpose of the website I used (BBC) to find this article is to inform readers of events that have happened around the world. BBC does a good job at delivering the news in a way that just gives you the facts.;

The style of writing, like most online news sources is inverted pyramid style. The most important information is given to you as you read the first sentence, “A cargo plane has crashed on take-off near the international airport in South Sudan’s capital Juba, killing at least 36 people.” After reading the first sentence, you don’t really need to continue on, only if you want to learn about the story in greater detail.

I enjoy this writing style because it makes for quick reading and even faster browsing. If I spend all my time on one article, I don’t explore the website further.

The writing contained in the article could be improved by adding more content and facts. Altogether the article is only a couple hundred words, max.

Overall, the website is very user-friendly and easy to use. In this day and age you have to create a website that is not only user friendly, but also appealing to the eye. Readers don’t want to be on a website that is out-of-date and difficult to use.

I really do enjoy BBC’s website. I am frequently browsing BBC to get my world news, so I am pretty familiar with their layout.

The only advice I would give them would be more pictures if you got ’em. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so post lots of pictures. People love photos. They are more likely to browse the photos than read the content so put the pictures at the bottom of the site, under the text.

I found the sam story, with a very similar article on ABC News. Their article had a lot less content and only featured a short video. Their site was set up similarly to the BBC site and was also user friendly, the only problem I had with the story was that it was too short and lacked information.