An Antidote for Web Overload

September 2009
Nieman Reports;Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p12
The author expresses concern over the emergence of Web news lacking relevance, history or import. He observes that Web and cable news are becoming overloaded with facts and updates and are having trouble moving more deeply into the background and resolution of stories. He agrees with the findings of a 2008 study which tracked and analyzed the behavior of a group of young media consumers. The study found that consumers are inclined towards stories that did not make much background to understand such as sports updates and celebrity gossip.


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