Online Journalism: A Critical Primer / Edition 1

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Overview

Online Journalism is revolutionising the way news is reported and read. The rise of the internet has forever changed the way audiences interact with the news – stories are posted the moment they break and readers routinely expect to be able to access both the news sources and local perspectives. Online news and the pattern of media ownership raise a number of urgent questions about accuracy, press autonomy, freedom of speech and economic exclusion. Jim Hall provides a comprehensive guide to the emerging field of cyberjournalism and examines the issues it raises. Looking at how interactive texts are both written and read, the book surveys the new technologies and conventions that online journalism has ushered in. The author uses case studies such as Monicagate and the war in Kosovo to illustrate both the opportunities and the limitations of cyberjournalism.It is designed as a text to introduce how cyberjournalism works and how it can be used in innovative ways.
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Hall (journalism studies, Falmouth College) provides a guide to the emerging field of online journalism and examines the issues it raises. Looking at how interactive texts are both written and read, he starts with introductory chapters on the information society and the nature of news, and then surveys the new technologies and conventions that cyberjournalism has ushered in. Writing from a global perspective, he draws on case studies such as Monica-gate and the war in Kosovo to illustrate urgent questions about objectivity, accuracy, press autonomy, freedom of speech and economic exclusion. Distributed by Stylus Publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745311920
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 2/20/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 1.11 (w) x 1.11 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Hall is the programme leader of Journalism Studies at Falmouth College. A former professional copywriter and journalist, he now divides his time between teaching and writing on media and literary studies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Information Society
2 The Nature Of News
3 From Phototypesetting To Xml
4 Armageddon.Com: Homepages And Refugees
5 'Too Fresh To Be True': Acceleration, Ethics And The Spectacle
6 'That Balance' And The New World Information Order
7 'Undertakings Of Great Advantage'
8 The (Re)Construction Of Reality: Local And Global Journalisms
Notes
Bibliography
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