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How the Internet Is Changing Journalism, and How It Affects You

All journalism today involves computers. Regardless of whether you write for a newspaper or magazine, an online site, or for a television or radio newscast, you almost certainly will write with a desktop computer or laptop and some form of word-processing package. Computers are also involved in most of the news production process after a story leaves a reporter’s desk. You are also probably using the Internet as a newsgathering tool. But if you are not using it to its fullest capacity, you are ignoring a goldmine of information. Professor Steve Ross formerly of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has been tracking the adoption of the Internet by journalists each ...

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