Chapter 01

Chapter Goals

  • To introduce you to the practice of online journalism
  • To discuss the advantages of online media for practicing journalism
  • To discuss the basic types of online journalism sites
  • To provide basic criteria for evaluating online journalism sites
  • To discuss the economic challenges facing journalism and how these challenges affect online journalism
  • To outline the organization of this book

QuickLinks

The Long Tail: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html
U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourt.gov/
Tampa Bay Online: http://www2.tbo.com/
Patch: http://www.patch.com/
CNN:  http://www.cnn.com/
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/
Pew Project State of the News Media: http://stateofthemedia.org/