Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium
Stovall, James, G.
8 Sep 2003
Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Mediumexplores the current practices and future possibilities of Web journalism and examines the characteristics of the Web that distinguish it from traditional media.
The author guides students through discussion of the traditional practices of journalism, such as reporting, editing, photojournalism, and design, while showing how the distinguishing features of the Web—capacity, immediacy, flexibility, permanency, and interactivity—offer new storytelling possibilities. The traditional principles of journalism—particularly journalistic writing that emphasizes accuracy, clarity, precision and efficiency—are emphasized throughout the text.