Digestible (Palatable) Research

Here I give you two examples of online magazine features that incorporate copious amounts of research, yet still keep the reader engaged and interested:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/meat/

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/magazine/the-astonishing-weaponry-of-dung-beetles.html

Strategies at use:

  • Short, digestible paragraphs, including information that moves narrative forward in interesting and engaging manner
  • Use of infographics to easily break down data visually
  • Integration of photographs relevant to the subject
  • Use of bold typeface to separate sections of article
  • Raising questions related to the subject, rhetorical and genuine
  • Wrapping up data along with narrative(s) in meaningful way, emphasis on allowing the reader to understand the data present