Online Journalism : Principles and Practices of News for the Web / Edition 1 by James C. Foust | 9781890871567 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Online Journalism : Principles and Practices of News for the Web / Edition 1

Online Journalism : Principles and Practices of News for the Web / Edition 1

by James C. Foust
     
 

ISBN-10: 1890871567

ISBN-13: 9781890871567

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers

Foust (Bowling Green State University) combines general conventions, basic technological information, and practical applications in this text for undergraduates. After an overview of online journalism and its technical foundations, the text examines the actual techniques of online journalism, from writing to Web page design, and discusses issues that online

Overview

Foust (Bowling Green State University) combines general conventions, basic technological information, and practical applications in this text for undergraduates. After an overview of online journalism and its technical foundations, the text examines the actual techniques of online journalism, from writing to Web page design, and discusses issues that online journalists will face now and in the future. Learning features include objectives, activities, exercises, a glossary, and b&w screen shots on almost every page. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890871567
Publisher:
Holcomb Hathaway Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
To the Studentxv
Chapter 1Introduction to Online Journalism1
Goals1
What is Journalism?6
Fairness6
Attribution8
Accuracy8
Relevance8
Newness9
Advantages of Online Journalism9
Audience Control9
Nonlinearity10
Storage and Retrieval10
Unlimited Space11
Immediacy11
Multimedia Capability13
Interactivity13
Types of Online Journalism Sites13
Evaluating Online Sites15
Who Is Producing the Site?15
What Is the Content of the Site?16
Is the Information Accurate?16
How Often Is the Information Updated?16
What Does the Site Look Like?17
Beginning Your Journey Into Online Journalism17
What's Next18
Activities18
Chapter 2Tools and Terminology19
Goals19
The Internet and the World Wide Web20
Early Development of the Internet20
Text-Based Internet Applications21
Development of the World Wide Web22
How the World Wide Web Works22
Digital Media24
Understanding Digital: Bits, Bytes and the Like24
Types of Digital Media25
Hardware31
Bandwidth32
Computer Considerations33
Software35
Browsers and Plug-Ins35
Authoring Software35
Editing Software36
What's Next36
Activities36
Chapter 3HTML and Authoring37
Goals37
HTML Standards38
Basic HTML38
Structural Tags40
Tags for Graphics and Links43
Formatting Text44
Using Preformatted HTML Commands46
Using HTML Tags for Text Formatting47
Using Cascading Style Sheets49
Using Authoring Programs51
Web Creation and Management51
Basic Program Operation53
Text Formatting56
Links, Images and Multimedia Elements58
Putting Your Files on the Web58
What's Next60
Activities60
Chapter 4Working in Online Journalism61
Goals61
Creating Online Journalism62
Online Journalism Content62
Convergence63
Content Management Systems65
Online News Processes69
Online Journalism Organizations: Three Case Studies70
WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive70
CJOnline77
WTVG-TV80
What's Next82
Activities82
Chapter 5Using Online Reporting Sources83
Goals83
The Internet as a Reporting Source84
E-Mail Related Sources86
Using E-mail87
Newsgroups87
Listservs88
Web Page-Based Sources89
General Reference Sources89
Specialized Sources for Journalists90
Search Engines92
Directories94
Online Journalism Sites96
Databases96
Evaluating Sources99
Evaluating Top-Level Domains99
Personal Web Pages102
Other Evaluation Criteria103
Being Careful: External Links and Hackers104
What's Next105
Activities105
Chapter 6Web Page Design107
Goals107
Basic Online Journalism Design108
Layout Grids108
Page Dimensions109
Usability113
Principles of Design113
Unity115
Contrast115
Hierarchy117
Consistency118
Using Text119
Font Classifications119
Text Alignment121
Line Length121
Text Techniques to Avoid123
Using Color and Graphics124
Color Considerations124
Graphics and Storage Space125
Graphic Design Elements128
Using Tables to Design Web Pages128
Creating Tables130
Creating a Page Layout Grid133
What's Next140
Activities142
Chapter 7Writing and Editing Online143
Goals143
Writing for the Online Reader144
Short Sentences and Paragraphs145
Subheads and Bolding146
Bullet Points and Lists150
Voice151
Text-Based Online Story Forms151
Print Plus152
Layered Stories: By Detail152
Layered Stories: By Topic156
Updating Online Stories159
What's Next167
Activities168
Chapter 8Using Links in Online Stories169
Goals169
Creating Links Using HTML170
Using the Anchor Tag170
Setting the Link Target172
Linking Issues174
Permission to Link174
Link Maintenance174
Taking Users Away from Your Story175
Selecting Links175
Link Functions175
Paring Links177
Presenting Links177
Main Story Links178
Sidebar Links180
Shells185
Beat Shells186
Issue Shells188
Story Shells188
User Shells188
What's Next190
Activities190
Chapter 9Multimedia and Interactivity191
Goals191
Types of Media Elements194
Graphics194
Sound196
Video199
Rich Content200
Advanced Interactivity203
Forums and Blogs203
Databases204
Making Media Decisions204
Nature of the Story204
Target Audience205
Available Resources206
Examples of Interactive and Multimedia Content206
What's Next214
Activities214
Chapter 10Legal and Ethical Issues215
Goals215
Libel216
Libel Liability216
Forum Shopping218
Obscenity and Indecency219
Copyright220
Fair Use221
Copyright on the Internet222
Copyright and the Online Journalist223
Linking Law225
Deep Linking226
Inline Linking227
Framing228
Associative Linking229
Linking to Illegal or Infringing Material230
Legal Implications for Online Journalists231
Ethical Issues232
Linking232
Blogging233
What's Next235
Activities235
Chapter 11Opportunities and Challenges237
Goals237
The Economic Structure of Online Journalism238
Selling Advertising238
Charging Subscription Fees241
Offering Value-Added Services241
The Role of Online Journalism in Society242
Delivery to Other Devices246
Convergence247
Service to Underrepresented Communities248
Service to Users with Disabilities248
What's Next250
Activities250
Appendix ACommon Text-Formatting Selectors in CSS253
Appendix BCommon Positioning and Design Selectors in CSS255
Glossary257
Index265

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