Looking Past the Rush Into Convergence

Wasserman, Edward
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p34
The author examines the implications of the adoption of digital technology at newsrooms for journalism. He predicts that the migration of news media to the Internet will start to become a background reality. Although paper publishing will not be eliminated totally, it will become a niche artifact due to the technological superiority of online distribution for multimedia presentation. Its huge potential for interactivity will develop the Internet as the major venue for news and topical commentary.


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