Online Journalism is now gaining a lot of ground and in Bangladesh, news websites are still not a major threat to the newspapers and magazines but who knows within a decade when almost all of our educated people will have access to Internet, the same thing can happen.
What is Online Journalism?
“Networked Publics,” University of Southern California, provides the following definition of Online Journalism,
Online journalism refers to news content produced and/or distributed via the Internet, particularly material created by journalists who work for mainstream market driven news organizations. While blogs and other emerging forms of online news communication are widely acknowledged as significantly influencing mainstream news content both on and offline, they are considered here a distinct phenomenon and treated under the category of alternative media.
On Online Journalism,Veteran Silicon Valley journalist, Doug Millison, says,
The simple answer is, of course, journalism as it is practiced online.
Journalism is any non-fiction or documentary narrative that reports or analyzes facts and events firmly rooted in time (either topical or historical) which are selected and arranged by reporters, writers, and editors to tell a story from a particular point of view. Journalism has traditionally been published in print, presented on film, and broadcast on television and radio. “Online” includes many venues. Most prominent is the World Wide Web, plus commercial online information services like America Online. Simple Internet email also plays a big role. Also important are CD-ROMs (often included with a book) linked to a web site or other online venue, plus intranets and private dial-up bulletin board systems.
He also mentioned some features of Online Journalism
Real time: News can be published in real time. Online Journalists can provide updating breaking news and events as they happen.
Shifted time: Contents published online can be archived so that viewers can read them at a later time.
Multimedia: Online Journalists can include images, music, sound, video etc.
Online Journalists can add hyperlinks to their writings. These links relate their writings to other contents related to their subjects.
Readers or participants can respond instantly to materials published by online journalists in the form of email, comment, and threaded discussion.
In “An Analysis of the Competing Business Models of Online Journalism” Michael Fusco says,
If journalism is the art of documenting history, then online journalism is the art and science that will allow humans to document the future. During the past two decades, marvelous technological advancements have allowed journalists to tell stories from new perspectives and distribute them to wider audiences. While journalism on paper likely will last at least for generations, a new set of tools has been created to help the news industry better achieve its many social roles.This is an example of a page. Unlike posts, which are displayed on your blog’s front page in the order they’re published, pages are better suited for more timeless content that you want to be easily accessible, like your About or Contact information. Click the Edit link to make changes to this page or add another page.


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