The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

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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