The Internet gives
you, the student, a whole new forum for expressing your ideas
and publishing your articles.
IS THE "NEW MEDIA"
However, there are a few things you need to know about using
the internet instead of mainstream media to tell your stories.
You must present your stories slightly differently to catch
and hold the attention of online readers.
That involves creating links, layering information, writing
in different formats, and incorporating audio and video.
The Web offers you excellent resources that explain the way
online media differs from other forms and can help you use this
exciting new media.
are some of best websites we've found :
- Two veteran reporters have launched what they're calling
"Canada's first hyperjournalism
site" an investigative reporting project developed
specifically for the Web. Paul Benedetti and Wayne MacPhail both
worked as writers, reporters and editors in print media before
they got involved in new media projects. Their latest collaboration
is called "Spin
Doctors: Deaths, Deceptions and Dubious Claims Haunt Chiropractors'
Bid for Academic Acceptance." .
- The students at University of King's
College School of Journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia publish
an online magazine called Nova
News Net. Their instructors have developed a series of workshops
that teach journalists how to do things differently to reach
an online audience.The Online
Workshop Student Manual course is available online.
- Poynter Institute for Media
Studies is a great site to learn about Online Media. It provides
a guide to research, writing and design on the Internet
- J.D. Lasica made
the move into the online world after a long career in the newspaper
business in the United States. He's currently the New Media columnist
for the American Journalism Review and he has also recently begun
a monthly column for the Industry Standard magazine.
- The Online Journalism Review
tracks the trends and highlights what's happening in the world
of online journalism and new media. Regular columnists offer
insights on how to be a better writer and editor for the Web.
Journalism: What Works? What Doesnt?" By Bruce
Garrison, University of Miami