This geopolitical and economic climate is probably the most tumultuous in history. Combine that with interesting, newsworthy things happening in the actual weather climate, and you have plenty of stories noteworthy enough to make the front page of an news organizations homepage. Unlike newspapers who are limited in space, web pages have the ability to put many pages on the first page, and alter in a minutes notice.
CBS News, however, seems to have lost all sense of prioritizing all together. There homepage looks as if they have to cover everything imaginable on that one page. The top 1/8 of the page looks fairly organized, like most other news organization web pages. It contains links to all of the major sections of their online paper, a search bar, links to news related station-owned programs, and a search bar.
Upon scrolling down, the page becomes much more content-filled. The links are well named, fairly organized, and can be clicked to take the user to the articles or other forms of content. Unfortunately, it seems as if CBS is trying to force too much into one page. This makes it difficult to sort through the large amount of content, and it can be distracting from important stories the page has to offer.
The website does do a good job of incorporating of Vadim Lavrusik’s Key Building Block of Participation into their webpage. The page allows for Tweeting, Facebooking, commenting, and various other interactions with their content.
The website also does a very good job of indicating breaking news at the beginning of the page. Overall, for the lazy, general news observer CBS News is a one-stop-shop for consuming media, news-related content.