Journalism as a Conversation

December 2008
Nieman Reports;Winter2008, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p11
The article examines online journalism and how Web 2.0 ideas such as online social networks and blogs can used to enhance journalism. Such technological innovations can be useful tools for journalists coping with the increased speed of global communications created by the Internet. The commercial history of the telegraph, which led to profound changes in journalism, is cited as an example of how technological innovations often take years to become utilized in what eventually becomes seen as their accustomed role. The primary change wrought be the Internet is that the process of journalism has become more interactive between the journalist and the audience.


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