Archive for November, 2009

The CNN.com homepage has a LOT going on. Lots of boxes, lots of colors, lots of headlines, and lots of links all trying to give the news to readers but making the news as convenient and accessible as possible. While doing this project, the CNN.com webpage changed to one more organized and accessible. Many more […]


What exactly is the CNN news story? *It falls under one of the large news topics: World, U.S., Political, ect. *It has significance *It’s usually about 400-800 words The CNN news story uses the same writing skills sets that the CNN broadcast news uses. The smaller word count allows the reader to get the gist […]


Who doesn’t like a splash of COLOR? I know I personally do. Let’s think back to the old days, the “Leave it to Beaver” days, where everything was black and white. Kind of boring, right? The news was that way. Lots of text surrounding black and white photos. The only interaction was to turn the […]


An interesting facet of CNN.com news stories is that they link. There are quite a few different links on CNN.com, all of which matter to the make-up of how CNN reports the news. Embedded Links within the story: The first link is an embedded link, usually underlined, bolded or in a color different from the […]


To Begin: I’m a news junkie. I think that figures into why I would analyze CNN.com as a user, because I use it all the time. For someone who is constantly on the go, I understand the success of a website like CNN.com. First of all, CNN has become a household name for around the […]