Bullet-point journalismDecember 20, 2013
My key point: News publications should start using a bullet-point format so that readers can quickly learn the main points of news stories of interest to them.
One of the things I LOVE about the internet is that I can get huge amounts of news in a very short time. That also means, of course, that there is more news available than I can possibly read and absorb. Too often, from my perspective, it takes too long to read the stories, themselves, or watch the on-line video.
Publications, whether on-line or in print, should have 3 levels of story
- Headline: People can know topic and decide whether they want to know more
- Bullet-point summary of key points: For those who are interested but rushed
- Story: For those who are interested in more detail
When the headline leads to a video
- Bullet-point summary: For those who read faster than they can listen or don’t want to take time to watch the video
What do you think?