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Title:
Online journalism : a critical primer
Author:
Hall, Jim, 1950-
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Publication Information:
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, [2001]

©2001
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266 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780745311937

9780745311920
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Book

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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.


Summary

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.


Author Notes

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


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


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 The Information Societyp. 13
2 The Nature of Newsp. 41
3 From Phototypesetting to XMLp. 64
4 Armageddon.com: Home pages and Refugeesp. 94
5 'Too Fresh to Be True': Acceleration, Ethics and the Spectaclep. 128
6 'Undertakings of Great Advantage'p. 158
7 'That Balance' and the New World Information Orderp. 185
8 The (Re)Construction of Reality: Local and Global Journalismsp. 209
Notesp. 231
Glossaryp. 247
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 260
Introductionp. 1
1 The Information Societyp. 13
2 The Nature of Newsp. 41
3 From Phototypesetting to XMLp. 64
4 Armageddon.com: Home pages and Refugeesp. 94
5 'Too Fresh to Be True': Acceleration, Ethics and the Spectaclep. 128
6 'Undertakings of Great Advantage'p. 158
7 'That Balance' and the New World Information Orderp. 185
8 The (Re)Construction of Reality: Local and Global Journalismsp. 209
Notesp. 231
Glossaryp. 247
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 260