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Carin Dessauer

In: Society Online: The Internet in Context

Chapter 8: New Media, Internet News, and the News Habit

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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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