VIDEO: How to write for the web (BASIC principles)

The best online journalism has a range of qualities: it tends to be succinct, easy to scan, and it considers how a user might interact with it — whether through links or embedded elements, or more conversational elements like comments and social media hashtags.

One way to remember those qualities is the mnemonic BASIC: Brevity; Adaptability; Scannability; Interactivity; and Community/Conversation. In the video below I talk through those five qualities, and how to put them into practice when writing for the web.

This video was first made for students on the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism and the MA in Data Journalism at Birmingham City University and is shared as part of a series of video posts. A shorter version can also be found here.

1 thought on “VIDEO: How to write for the web (BASIC principles)

  1. byneilmac

    Hi Darby –

    No problem, thanks for letting me know. We looked at creating interactive maps today. All materials are on Canvas under “Workshop Materials” so you can catch up on what you missed.

    All the best,

    Neil Macfarlane

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