Washingtonpost.com differs from many other news websites. The alignment of headlines and the categorization makes the site an organized homepage and also allows easy access to what the viewer is looking for. It is not necessary to log-in to use the site, like NYtimes.com
Washingtonpost.com has an enormous amount of selections to choose from just on the homepage. Unlike that of MSNBC.com, there is a full page that includes various selections to choose from.
With columnists like Sally Jenkins, this news website is sure to draw discriminating readers. The top story on September 20, 2000, U.S. Gymnastics Needs Karolyi, portrays a taste of what the site offers.
Jenkins animates her words to give the reader a visualization. In this particular story she uses phrases like, "the eyes burning like glass," or "hulking over tiny bodies and urging them to deadly feasts", and "the maker of modern gymnastics transforming it from a sport of delicacy to power" to describe Bela Karolyi, one of the U.S. Gymnastic coaches of the Olympics. Jenkins brings across life in her writing making it seem as if you were right there.
When searching for other Olympic updates at other news sites, I could find little mention of women's gymnastics at LAtimes.com or
NYtimes.com. Washingtonpost.com generally seemed more up-to-date than other websites of newspapers.
This major website allows searches using Google.com, so you can find news as well as search other information at other websites. Throughout the site you can find all types of news, entertainment, shopping, and post archives. The site includes the option
of posting a job or even finding a job.
One weakness: Since the Post's print edition covers Washington, many of the stories on the website pertain to the D.C. area. -Hope Salley