Foreword

The Google Web page says it all: ‘search 1.6 billion Web pages’. And that’s just one search engine. Multiply those pages by the number of available search engines and other means of accessing online information and the problem is stark for digital age journalists. Billions of pages available at the click of a mouse. All to be harnessed, managed, checked, refined.

The difficulty with journalism in the digital age is quite simple: technology allows information overload. We sink beneath its relentless search. Journalists must, to survive, learn quickly and become totally at home with the new technology that is now a staple part of every newsroom, however small or large; whether print, broadcast or online. Technology is what they live by. ...

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