2. ONLINE NEWS WRITING
Internet and Issues in the Global Media
Effects of Online Journalism
The overall effect of these features, many online proponents argue will be twofold.
First, they will raise the level of public knowledge and understanding of those people who are traditionally (genuinely) interested in news.
Second, it will encourage those who have stopped reading the newspaper or watching TV news and will reconnect with those information that has relevance (applicable/related) to their daily lives.
All of the above sounds pretty good.
But there are also some uncertainties
(suspicion/doubtfulness) along the way.
To begin with,
No one knows how important these advantages are to the news-consuming audience.
Unlimited space is nice but how many consumers have the time and patience to read a
40-screen story on the economy.
Will enough readers go searching through the
Chat rooms are nice, but the discussions tend to be either banal (overused/overfamiliar/faded) or strident (tuneless/unmelodious).
Can audio and video clips compete with the coverage on traditional TV news.
Hyperlinks are nice, but they can easily lead a reader away from the online news organization to sites that contain incredible information.
Will people begin to distrust legitimate (legalize) news sites due to the number of sites giving out fraudulent (dishonest, fake) and misleading information. Also complicating the picture is the beginning/rise
These services make use of the “push” technology that sends information direct to the computer.
There is no need for the user to visit web sites.
A consumer can construct a personalized and highly focused news service that draws on a variety of sources.
Majority Believe That Traditional Media Will Be
Dead in Ten Years
Personal News Page, in the US for example, lets a subscriber choose news from more than 700 publications covering topics ranging from medicine