The shortform narrative of Nikki Haley events

Shortform narrative uses limited words to describe story and is popular in social media. Publishing the news and updating latest information tend to be short. It seems to become a tool of disseminating breaking news, provoke public opinion and aggravating international contradiction for journalists.

Using limited words to express meaning clearly and make readers hooked is related to the narrative structure. To figure out that, there are some Twitter examples from different media institutions, and will be analysed the structure and fiction of structure.

Nikki Haley by ABC News

The examples analysed will be around US ambassador Nikki Haley said 15th.Oct the Trump administration’s approach to the Iran deal is aimed at voiding another situation like in N Korea.

Twitter by CNN News

The first example by CNN News does not work very well because the number of retweet is 68. It is a traditional with two part. The first half of the sentence tells the main role of the story, and another half uses a quote from Nikki Haley to point out the compare between two countries: Iran and North Korea. In narrative, a quote is like an evidence, and it makes the narrative more authentic and firm. it is simple and have a firm negation sentence.

Twitter by Lawrence O’Donnell

The second one by individual user Lawrence O’Donnell expresses individual emotion clearly. He’s the host of a TV programme — a private individual with a ‘public face’. Lawerence focuses on another side of the story with the same adjectives: ’most dangerous’ and ‘in history’. Using double negation to evoke a concern within readers about this president and what he did, and he adds his personal attitude indirectly in narrative. The headline of link below correspond to the shortform narrative. ‘The most dangerous president’ is Trump and ’the most dangerous UN Ambassador’ is Nikki Haley.It can make readers know the story vaguely.

According to these two twitters, it is important to hide part of plots in shortform narrative, and provide contractions like ‘twist’ and ‘compare’ to attract readers. Pictures and links can also benefit narrative, and provide readers information of story.