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The reporter of the future may be equipped with more than just a pen and notebook or microphone; add a digital camera (still and motion pictures) and the truly multimedia journalist will be born. Multimedia has assumed many identities and been given countless definitions over the years, depending on the context within which it is mentioned (Feldman, 1997; Wise, 2000; De Wolk, 2001). The most practically applicable, particularly in relation to the Internet, would appear to be that put forward by Feldman who describes it as the ‘seamless integration of data, text, sound and images of all kinds within a single, digital information environment… a new content experience on the Web’ (1997: 24, 155). Deuze says multimedia journalism can be defined in two ways: As ...

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