Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here's why. | Poynter
A few days before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, I received a query on Twitter from a graphic designer named Eric Bailey.
“Has anyone researched news sites capability to provide low-bandwidth communication of critical info during crisis situations?” he asked.
The question was timely — two days later, CNN announced that they created a text-only version of their site with no ads or videos.
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A few days before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Eric Bailey asked, “Has anyone researched news sites capability to provide low-bandwidth communication of critical info during crisis situations?” The question was timely — two days later, CNN announced that they created a text-only version of their site.
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