I usually find articles I want to read by scrolling through Twitter or surfing a specific website. However on Monday, I wanted to interact with a story in a different way, so instead of following my traditional news track method, I went to Politco.com Instagram page. On Politco’s Instagram story they engaged and captivated me to read an important article about Russian probe.
On the story, Politico posted a blurb that read, “3 Politico sorties you should read today.” The second story was a picture of a graph detailing the Trump connections to the Russian probes. The post said, “The 270 people connected to the Russia probes” and “swipe up for the story”.
The title of the story and the way Politico portrayed the article definitely entertained me as a reader. The article was also very interesting because it was interactive, easy to follow, and used the Trump card to gain an audience.
The story used a diagram that highlighted specific groups of people who were connected to the Russian probes while you were reading about them.
The way the journalists compiled the information was something I hadn’t seen a lot from news outlets and it pulled me in from the start.
At the end of the page, they had a graph that listed all 270 people connected to the probe with a bio on each of them.
This Politico piece was an interesting example of investigative journalism and portrayed important information in a counterintuitive way.