NewsTrack #12: CNN uses graphics to tell a story

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This is article is not much of a story in the sense that the article does not take a certain angle into perspective. The article is essentially an objective piece explaining what BitCoins are. BitCoins are a form of currency that allows the buyer to purchase items anonymously. In my previous CNN NewsTrack analysis, I usually criticize CNN for not using infographics or just graphics in general to tell a story. In terms of multimedia, the site highly relies on their video (and sometimes photos) to tell a story.

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However, in this one article posted by CNN, the graphics help tell the story behind “BitCoins”. There are a number of stories regarding BitCoins on the CNN site, however I wanted to highlight this story in particular because of the interesting and visually appealing graphics they use in the story. In my opinion, the graphics themselves are easy to read and understand, however I think their simplicity really adds to the story. I think that using more of these graphic stories in the future will allow CNN to strengthen their content and provide better stories to their readers.

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