Online News and the Public / Edition 1

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"Online News and the Public provides an innovative look at the phenomenon of online news from a variety of perspectives, identifying trends and presenting a collection of original research investigations about the newest medium of mass communication. The chapters included here offer unique and timely insights on the state of online news, exploring the issues surrounding this convergence of print and electronic platforms, and the public's response to it." This collection is appropriate for scholars, researchers, and students in journalism, mass communication, new media, and related areas. It is an invaluable tool for understanding the newest news medium and its vast implications on society, and will be required reading for anyone wishing to better understand the practices of content providers and audience uses of Internet news.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805848236
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/26/2004
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Online newspapers 3
2 Online news trends 47
3 Legal issues in online journalism 81
4 The baseline survey projects : exploring questions 121
5 Online news credibility 147
6 Public fear of terrorism and the news media 165
7 Third-person perceptions of fear during the war on terrorism : perceptions of online news users 185
8 Under construction : measures of community building at newspaper web sites 205
9 Uses and gratifications of online and offline news : new wine in an old bottle? 221
10 Online news as a functional substitute of offline news 237
11 Online newspaper market size and the use of World Wide Web technologies 257
12 What they post : Arabic-language message boards after the September 11 attacks 279
13 Why they chat : predicting adoption and use of chat rooms 303
App National telephone survey questionnaires, 2001-2002 323
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