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1 Building a Great News Web Site Jim Streisel Carmel (IN) High School

2 Take a look at student work… HiLite Online (hilite.org)

3 Take a look at student work… FHNToday (fhntoday.com)

4 Take a look at student work… The Paly Voice (voice.paly.net)

5 Take a look at student work… Wayland Student Press (waylandstudentpress.com)

6 …and at the work of professionals. CNN (cnn.com)

7 …and at the work of professionals. New York Times (nytimes.com)

8 …and at the work of professionals. Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)

9 What are the common elements?

10 1. A place to prioritize the news.

11 2. A place for breaking news.

12 3. A place for multimedia.

13 Basic Web Organization

14 Some other items to consider Think: What do our readers need to know? Think: Where on the site do they need to go to get that information? Where would you go? Think: Whats the best way to tell that story? Think: How do I steer readers to the site? Think: What do our readers need to know? Think: Where on the site do they need to go to get that information? Where would you go? Think: Whats the best way to tell that story? Think: How do I steer readers to the site?

15 Finally… Update often. Keep writing concise. Provide multiple storytelling formats. Update often. Keep writing concise. Provide multiple storytelling formats.

16 Its better to be informative and useful than fancy.

17 Good luck. Jim Streisel Carmel (IN) High School eBook: mcfarlandpub.com


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