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Online News: Journalism and the Internet / Edition 1
     

Online News: Journalism and the Internet / Edition 1

by Stuart Allan
 

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ISBN-10: 0335221211

ISBN-13: 9780335221219

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

"If the promises of online news are to be fulfilled, books like this deserve the widest possible readership"

Paul Bradshaw, University of Central England, UK

In this exciting and timely book Stuart Allan provides a wide-ranging analysis of online news. He offers important insights into key debates concerning the ways in which journalism is

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"If the promises of online news are to be fulfilled, books like this deserve the widest possible readership"

Paul Bradshaw, University of Central England, UK

In this exciting and timely book Stuart Allan provides a wide-ranging analysis of online news. He offers important insights into key debates concerning the ways in which journalism is evolving on the internet, devoting particular attention to the factors influencing its development. Using a diverse range of examples, he shows how the forms, practices and epistemologies of online news are gradually becoming conventionalized, and assesses the implications for journalism’s future.

The rise of online news is examined with regard to the reporting of a series of major news events. Topics include coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing, the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, the September 11 attacks, election campaigns, and the war in Iraq. The emergence of blogging is traced with an eye to its impact on journalism as a profession. The participatory journalism of news sites such as Indymedia, OhmyNews, and Wikinews is explored, as is the citizen journalist reporting of the South Asian tsunami, London bombings and Hurricane Katrina. In each instance, the uses of new technologies – from digital cameras to mobile telephones and beyond – are shown to shape journalistic innovation, often in surprising ways.

This book is essential reading for students, researchers and journalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335221219
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vi
Introduction     1
The rise of online news     13
Brave new media worlds: BBC News Online, the Drudge Report, and the birth of blogging     31
Covering the crisis: online journalism on September 11     53
Sensational scandals: the new(s) values of blogs     73
Online reporting of the war in Iraq: bearing witness     99
Participatory journalism: IndyMedia, OhmyNews and Wikinews     121
Citizen journalists on the scene: the London bombings and Hurricane Katrina     143
New directions     169
Notes     185
Bibliography     191
Index     197

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