Top Featured Stories:
1. Girl, 10, says husband raped, abused her
The first thing that catches your eye after logging on to CNN.com is a picture of a 10 year old little girl from Yemen, Samaa. She was sent off to be married by her parents to a 30 year old man that raped and abused her. She filed for divorce and is now against the rules of marrying at a young age.
2. Oil plunges on supply increase
This story was basically about how the cost of barrels of oil has risen to an absurd amound making the cost of gas unheard of.
3. Inflation eats up paychecks
This story is about how the cost of food and other necessities has gone up drastically due to inflation. Americans are spending way more money than they need to in order to get the necessities that they need.
4. Secretive refinery plans spook farm town
This article was about how a refinery company plans to build a refinery to replace a farm. The idea causes controversy.
5. Remains identified as 2 Israeli soldiers
Israelis are proud of the 2 bodies that are found because they are a symbol of victory.
Most Popular/E-mailed Articles
These articles are mostly based on entertainment, political news, and the war in Iraq. The "front page" talks more about issues most important to Americans today, while the most popular articles have to do with entertainment.
The Site's Incorporation of Nontraditional News Formats/Journal-style Blogs
Reporters/Journalists for CNN and experts on the particular issues are the bloggers of these blogs. They use people such as the CNN political ticker, Anderson Cooper, Jack Cafferty, CNN Sci Tech team, and the CNN medical unit.
Users have a space where they are allowed to comment on the articles. Most comments seem to be strictly with the article. Once in a while there is some conversation, but not a great amount.
Incorporation of Multimedia Content
Videos are found in line with the top story on the "front page" of CNN.com. Video links relating to the story are embedded in the text of the articles, as well. CNN gives their own videos and use turner.com for the media players.