Week 9: Inquiry – Newsletter Review


Figure 1: Unknown crocodiles

Source: The conversion

The newsletter that was interesting for me to review is the Crocodile Specialist Group from April 2016 – June 2016.

The newsletter has a wide range of different stories about crocodile activities. The stories that are featured include Donation, CSG Student Research Assistance Scheme, and crocodile reports. However, since there is a wide range of different stories in the newsletter. It makes it difficult for the reader to read the information because it provides no breathing room for the reader to rest.

It is aimed primarily at the researchers, scientists, and for those who are passionate about the subject. At the top section of the newsletter, it was mainly thanking patrons which may lose some attention to the reader.

This newsletter contains reports from around the world. It is located in the ‘Regional Report’ section. That section has information and statistics related to the news. Particularly new research findings and study of crocodiles.

Science journalist would find the ‘Abstract’ section interesting and write a follow-up story dedicated to their particular interest.

The design of the newsletter is very heavy. Although, it has plenty of information and research regarding studying the crocodiles. But if the newsletter only contains  cluttered information, if could lose the appeal of the reader. In order to draw a larger audience, the newsletter design needs improvement to consider such as line spacing, pictures, and white space. With this, it gives the reader to enhance readability, engagement and an opportunity to rest without losing sight of what the reader was reading.


unknown crocodiles, digital image, The Conversion, viewed 7 October 2016, http://theconversation.com/the-unknown-crocodiles-33007

IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group 2016, Crocodile Specialist Group


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