Usability Views Article Details
 home | timeline | recent | popular | e-reports | userati | books | about 

Journalism that Clicks (12 Nov 2004)
As news organizations sized up the World Wide Web a decade ago, many journalists speculated about the amazing days ahead for their craft. The new medium promised the ability to link to original documents, combine the power of audio, video, animations and photos, and allow readers to participate in the news process: all that and so much more was sure to usher in a new Golden Age of Journalism.

Spend a few minutes at many online news sites, however, and youíll conclude that the promise has gone largely unfulfilled. Most news sites offer little more than the same material already offered in print or broadcast. And the same old big media voices dominate the landscape.

Itís not all bad news, however: some online news sites exploit the multimedia, interactive and archival capabilities of the Web in ways that let journalists deliver on its promise of convergence. Other sites offer alternative takes on the news that allow users to form their own opinions about whatís happening in the world.
Article URL: http://www.trace.ntu.ac.uk/opinion/index.cfm?article=123

Read 23 more articles from trAce sorted by date, popularity, or title.
Next Article: Teleo: Rapid Prototyping Toolkit
 RSS 0.91 Subscribe with Bloglines Add to My Yahoo!
Some of the people who make up the Userati group
This site is a labour of love built by Chris McEvoy