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Introduction to Journalism by Trevor Ibbotson, Richard Rudin

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6Online journalism

Introduction
A bluffer’s guide to Web design
It’s the words, stupid!
Case study: Trinity Digital Media
Summary of online journalism do’s and don’ts
Suggested activities
Sources and resources

Introduction

The Internet and World Wide Web have been a significant part of journalism since at least 1994 when, as we saw in Chapter 1, the Daily Telegraph became the first UK national newspaper to make its content available online. Several billion web pages are available to the public (Quinn, 2001: 156), which can be found through commercial ‘search’ engines, such as Google. Each page is given a separate, unique ‘address’ called a Unique Resource Locator (URL).

Although the nature of the Internet means that precise figures are ...

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