Analysis: Profile -Who, What, Why: Who are the Yazidis?

Source: BBC   First, let's discuss the headline. Who, what, why: who are the Yazidis? For me it is ineffective. There are two 'whos' in it. A simple "Who are the Yazidis?", or "The Yazidis: Who are they?", or perhaps "Who, What, Why: The Yazidis" would do fine. Now let's see the lead: Among the …

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Analysis: Feature Story – The boys made to fight for IS

Source: BBC First, the aesthetic quality of the article's presentation is outstanding. It has several images that helps readers understand/imagine the situation. Visually, it does not really distracting and quite simple, yet informative. The headline is pretty straightforward. It is about the boys who are made to fight for ISIS, which implies the article will …

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Analysis: News Story – China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests

Source: BBC The featured image in BBC's website helps the readers show the tension, as the picture shows the missiles launched by North Korea. The image has low quality but good in authenticity, since it might be taken from the footage uploaded by N Korea. The headline contains the answers to the question: what and …

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Analysis – Profile: King Salman of Saudi Arabia

Source: Profile: King Salman of Saudi Arabia   Though it is a 2015 profile story article, the content still is relevant due to current political event, which is King Salman's visit to Indonesia. The post was published in January 23, 2015, the same day that King Salman was crowned to the throne of Saudi Arabia. The …

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Analysis: News Story – Democracy ‘gone too far’: Jokowi

Source: Democracy ‘gone too far’: Jokowi Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Haeril Halim First, I want to state that I like this article due to its straightforwardness. We can see from the headline: Democracy ‘gone too far’: Jokowi It is provocative, yet true. The author actually picked this headline straight from Jokowi's statement that is also present …

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Analysis: News Story – Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Source: Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030 First for a start, let's discuss the headline: Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030 Despite the presence of what and when, the headline does not mention whose life expectancy. This article is intended to appeal to a large audience, thus the headline only wrote 'Life …

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Analysis: Feature Story – Katy Perry Chained to the Rythm

Source BBC:  We break down Katy Perry's video for Chained to the Rhythm This particular BBC's post has a dateline and byline under the headline, when usually they do not show them in news stories. The cause was probably BBC wanted to give more credit to the author since this is not a news story, …

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