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This is the first major review of interactive technologies and their cultural and social context. This is more than a welcome addition to one's library; it is the authoritative overview of international research perspectives on interactive media technologies by leading scholars around the world” – Ellen Wartella, University of Texas at Austin “The Handbook of New Media is a landmark for the study of information and communication technologies within the field of communication. Its international team of editors and authors has brought together insights gained from over two decades of scholarly research. This indispensable reference demonstrates an increased maturity and stature for “new media” research within the field” – William H Dutton, University of Southern California “A truly comprehensive and authoritative volume. This Handbook will ...

The Development and use of Online Newspapers: What Research Tells us and what we Might want to Know
The development and use of online newspapers: What research tells us and what we might want to know
Pablo J. Boczkowski

Print papers are one of the oldest, most ubiquitous and most highly standardized elements in the modern media landscape. Newspapers have changed considerably since Timotheus Ritzsch established the Einkommende Zeitung – ‘incoming news’ – in Leipzig, Germany, in 1650, which according to Smith (1979) was the first daily publication. Furthermore, these changes have been part and parcel of some of the most significant societal transformations in the past centuries from the rise of nation-states to the emergence of mass production and consumption, and from the development of ...

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