Community Building on the Web: Implications for Journalism

Newmark, Craig
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p25
The author discusses online lessons that new media journalists can learn from as the news industry undergoes massive change in the digital era. He is the author of craigslist, an online community of shared information, services, activities and ideas that has more than five billion page views each month. The craigslist is basically a classified advertising site, but journalist Penelope Green considers it a marketplace on the ancient model, chaotic, unruly and vividly human. The author also cites notable efforts of merging what is best about journalism and the Web.


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