advantages of online journalism

For years, experts in the field have been focused on the advantages brought to journalism by the Internet. The ‘theory’ becomes more interesting and useful when empirical evidence is found or if there are already samples to analyze or to refer to. This week, Alison Gow Digital Innovation Editor at Trinity Mirror has written a post on her blog to consider what the new opportunities for media in a digital scenario are, making points and quoting some cases. Her list ranges from the ability to create multimedia products as much as possible, telling the story beyond an exclusively textual approach (example: this tool to tell stories of the First World War) to the need to create content that makes sense for mobile media («If it doesn’t work on mobile you need to ask yourself why you’re doing it at all»,) from the involvement of readers in the construction of content on social media (here are some tips by BBC journalists,) to the study of behavior during reading,

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