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Online Journalism
Online journalism

In the physical sense, anyone connected to the Internet through their computer can be deemed to be online. The term can also have a conceptual value (Ward, 2002) in that it refers to a new form of journalism, which has become a mass communication medium in its own right in an age of globalization; for example, the world wide web version of a newspaper is said to be the online or web edition. Online journalism can be described as ‘quality news and information posted on the internet (particularly the world wide web)’ (De Wolk, 2001). New media technology means content can be presented in a far richer way than possible in the traditional mediums of print and broadcast, leading to the ‘emergence of ...

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