New PDF release: Internet Newspapers: The Making of a Mainstream Medium

By Xigen Li

ISBN-10: 0805854169

ISBN-13: 9780805854169

Internet Newspapers: The Making of a Mainstream Medium examines newspapers on the web, and addresses the emergence of on-line newspapers and the supply of reports via this outlet. using empirical examine, chapters discover the theoretical and functional concerns linked to web newspapers and consider the method wherein on-line newspapers have grown right into a mainstream medium. Contributions to this paintings emphasize 3 key components: the constitution and presentation of newspapers on the web; the medium as an interactive strategy; and the ways that the general public interacts with net newspapers.

This assortment makes a considerable contribution to the knowledge of newspapers on the net, masking their improvement and alterations in addition to the influence that information supply via this medium has had on different media, audiences, and society. It additionally sheds gentle on enhancing operation and function of web newspapers to raised serve the general public and achieve aggressive wisdom. the amount encourages extra scholarship during this region, and in addition indicates how researchers can make the most of an empirical method of their exam of net newspapers.

Internet Newspapers will entice students, researchers, and scholars of journalism and mass communications, and will be used as a supplementary textual content in complex classes masking journalism, verbal exchange expertise, and mass media and society.

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Information trumps interaction in local papers’ online caucus coverage. Newspaper Research Journal, 23(4), 91–96. Tankard, J. (1998, August). Online newspapers: Living up to their potential? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Baltimore, MD. Thompson, D. , & Wassmuth, B. L. (2001). Few newspapers use online classified interactive features. Newspaper Research Journal, 22(4), 16–27. S. newspapers that were among the earliest to publish on the World Wide Web.

1 By looking at the design of the home pages, front pages and the news articles within the front pages, and graphic use on all three levels, this study tested the following hypothesis: H1: Although the computer screen provides a good platform for displaying graphics, the Internet newspapers will tend to give more priority to providing textual information than graphic information. In the hybrid model, Internet newspapers combine the old convention of newspaper publishing with new technology. As the old convention remains a dominant part in the early stage of a shift of control, Internet newspapers are likely to maintain the traditional convention of newspaper publishing by providing more text-based information in their liaison with new technology.

Using the hypertext capabilities of the Web totally eliminates the proverbial “news hole” and opens up an unlimited amount of “space” for presenting the news product. In contrast, Katz (1994) blasted the typical user interface of today’s Internet newspapers, saying that reading a newspaper online is difficult, cumbersome, and time consuming. Much of what still works about a paper—convenience, visual freedom, a sense of priorities, a personal experience—is gone. Online, papers throw away what makes them special.

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