Techniques for Web Writing

Improving Online Writing by: Jayda Myrick Since I first started writing for the web I did not know much. Now I can so I learned so many new techniques and I would like to help others. There are so many ways to improve your online writing and technology concepts. To improve writing, being precise, brief and […]

Improving Online Writing

by: Jayda Myrick

Since I first started writing for the web I did not know much. Now I can so I learned so many new techniques and I would like to help others. There are so many ways to improve your online writing and technology concepts.

To improve writing, being precise, brief and active. being precise consist of saying exactly what we mean. If you are reading and things are not said the way they are meant we might get confused. We might even stop reading altogether, therefore we want to be accurate.

Being brief is equally as important. Online writing should be clear and to the point. Majority of the population uses phones and reading long paragraphs are not what people like to do. If something seems short and gets to the point it draws more attention. As we write being active matters. If talking in the past tense or passive can be avoided, AVOID IT.

Bylines, subheads, and headlines are important. To get your name out there include a byline so readers know who you are. People tend to look for the author of the post. Subheads help readers locate specific topics in a blog post or even a story. Sometimes readers don’t like to read the full article and want to read something specific. Same as headlines, they should be intriguing so readers want to click the article.

For news articles, there are different ways to write them. Some techniques used for news articles are hyperlinks, experts and people on the street. Hyperlinks are important because they can lead back to direct articles and facts about the topic. For example, in my story about NYCHA, I hyperlinked articles that had more details about other things going on in the lawsuit. Some of the information was updated from the time I wrote the article.

Experts and people on the street play a role in news articles. Our experts are people who know more about the topic than the person writing the article and just somebody walking on the street. Our person on the street are people that may know about the topic or somehow related to the topic.

Another important technique we can use is picking a good theme for our website our blog. Making sure the newest one pops up first is important. No one would want to read an article from 2017 and it’s April 2018. Themes should also allow people to read 3-5 sentences of the blog post before a person clicks the article or post. Showing enough of the article would and should get someone’s attention so they can read the whole thing.

Web Writing in Different Forms

There are many news stories and major news websites. To make or create a unique news story you have to be different from others. Many of the unique websites or stories have things in common. The similarities could be the technology, web design and topics of the stories. SX Salon Kelly Baker Josephs is an English professor […]

There are many news stories and major news websites. To make or create a unique news story you have to be different from others. Many of the unique websites or stories have things in common. The similarities could be the technology, web design and topics of the stories.

SX Salon

Kelly Baker Josephs is an English professor at CUNY York College. Professor Baker teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Gender Studies and more.She is an editor of an online literal journal. The journal is where Caribbean literature is defined.  The website consists of many things. They do interviews, reviews, poetry and so much more.

NY Times

The NY Times is a place where everybody receives there news. While in class we read an article that was really good and it’s different than the SX Salon website. The NY Times has a website and an actual newspaper that you can buy in stories or get in the mail. The NY Times is based in New York.

Similarities

Since this SX Salon is an online journal it’s different than new websites or news stories. Even though they are both different, they share similarities. SX Salon and NY Times both have subheadings. Both websites have a different section. On SX Salon each category has their own section, such as reviews, discussions, poetry and much more. The NY Times is also the same but their sections arent titled the same. The sections include home, politics, New York and much more.

SX salon has reviews and new books. The NY Times has a section for books as well. The content is almost the same. NY Times shows best sellers and book reviews. SX Salon is also the same way.

Differences

SX Salon features different stories than NY Times or the articles on NY Times. The NY Times is more serious and relates important news that everyone should now. SX Salon has more of a literary content while the NY Times is news based. The NY Times covers serious stories. In one article by the NY Times, it is about the Mass shooters and how the attack with rifles that is usually for war.

Within the article, the writers used a narrative nut graf. The article included statistics, images, and even videos. The article goes into details about weapons used in mass shootings. The article includes quotes from experts and reliable resources.

On SX Salon there aren’t any serious stories. While on the website you cannot find serious stories only literary content. The poems on the website are about overcoming or facing problems. They are less serious than the article in the NY Times. The NY Times talk more serious and SX Salon talks conversationally but also in a literal form.

State of Emergency

Governor Cuomo Visits Housing Complex In recent media, Governor Andrew Cuomo went on a tour of a housing complex in East Harlem. The housing complex is apart of New York City Housing Authority. The complex is Taft Houses. The tour of the NYCHA complex comes after many NYCHA residents filed a lawsuit against them. After […]

Governor Cuomo Visits Housing Complex

In recent media, Governor Andrew Cuomo went on a tour of a housing complex in East Harlem. The housing complex is apart of New York City Housing Authority. The complex is Taft Houses. The tour of the NYCHA complex comes after many NYCHA residents filed a lawsuit against them.

After the visit, Governor Cuomo said he would declare a state of emergency because residents should live in better conditions. During the tour he saw broken stoves, mold, leaks and peeling paint. To make it worse during the cold winter residents had no heat or hot water. The governor is vowing to free up millions of dollars in order to get repairs done.

Is Governor Cuomo Faking It?

After viewing the houses Governor Cuomo is more concerned than ever, but many feel it is from the lawsuit residents have. CUNY York College professor, George White, says “The lawsuit by NYCHA residents probably has a little something to do with the Governor’s recent concerns about public housing in New York City.  However, I think the Governor is mostly motivated by his desire to run for President in 2020, as well as his on-going beef with Mayor DeBlasio.”

Change needs to be done because living conditions are important. Whether or not if it is because a lawsuit is filed, NYCHA Resident, Jasmine Smith,24 years old, says “There was a couple of times where it was really cold outside and there was no heat.”. If you are paying your rent you should be able to come home to a warm house.

Smith, Brooklyn resident, believes that if people did not file a lawsuit and get the media involved then actions would not be taken. This is not the first time and it won’t be the last, Smith feels.

Putting the blame on management 

Governor Cuomo is looking into many ways to help improve NYCHA’s living conditions. He is considering changing the management of NYCHA altogether. A real question, would be is the management the problem? White, history and philosophy professor said in an email interview “However, it seems a little foolish to blame NYCHA management if they have not had robust support and incentives to upgrade, repair, and maintain the public housing properties.  Of course, if the residents can demonstrate mismanagement by NYCHA leaders, then YES they should be fired.”

Life without heat

Shyann Giffith, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, says ” Heat is a main necessity in the winter time. Nobody wants to be cold especially if they are paying rent.”

New Blog Idea

Next major post that I will be writing is will be about one of these: Governor Cuomo announced a state of emergency for New York City Public Housing The start of the jury selection for the “Brooklyn Butcher” who stabbed two children in the elevator killing one. Driver who hit and killed two kids in Park […]

Next major post that I will be writing is will be about one of these:

  • Governor Cuomo announced a state of emergency for New York City Public Housing
  • The start of the jury selection for the “Brooklyn Butcher” who stabbed two children in the elevator killing one.
  • Driver who hit and killed two kids in Park Slope, Brooklyn