Chapter 02

Chapter Goals

  • To introduce basic issues involved in the online journalism production process
  • To discuss the concepts of convergence and modular content as they relate to online journalism
  • To discuss new forms of online journalism, including news aggregators, blogs and hyperlocal sites, that are supplementing traditional forms
  • To illustrate the wide range of online journalism organizations by looking at case studies of large, medium and small legacy Web operations

QuickLinks

Marcy Wheeler’s Blog: http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/
Project for Excellence in Journalism: http://www.journalism.org/
SourceMedia Group: http://sourcemedia.net/
NewWest.net: http://www.newwest.net/
“We Media” Report: http://www.hypergene.net/wemedia/weblog.php
The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com
Michael Shear’s Mitt Romney video: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2007/08/02/VI2007080201294.html
The Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/index.html
DispatchKitchen: http://www.dispatchkitchen.com/live/content/index.html
13abc.com: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/index