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


Marcy Wheeler’s Blog:
Project for Excellence in Journalism:
SourceMedia Group:
“We Media” Report:
The Washington Post:
Michael Shear’s Mitt Romney video:
The Columbus Dispatch: