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Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older than many citizens. Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions. Society Online is not exclusively devoted to a particular technology, or specifically the Internet, but to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled "new media." Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies, this unique text is organized by how these new technologies mediate the community, political, economic, personal, and global spheres of our social lives. Editors Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones explore ...

New Media, Internet News, and the News Habit
New media, internet news, and the news habit
CarinDessauer, American Press Institute

It may have sounded like a science fiction movie during the 1980s. Millions of Americans going online to get news, using mobile devices to obtain breaking news alerts, and sending and receiving news-related e-mail by cell phone—all made the 1960s cartoon The Jetsons, about a family living in the space age, not so futuristic. The internet's growth since the 1990s has proven the power of the Information Age. Enabling news consumers to access another news source besides print, television, and radio, the internet has transformed the media landscape. This chapter examines the state of internet news in American life by providing (a) a brief history of its ...

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