Trends in Online Journalism Communication

List at least 5 jobs that have been created for the online world of online journalism:

1. Community coordinator; 2. Social media and campaigns editor; 3. Technology correspondent; 4. Freelance journalist; 5. Lead user experience and information architect.

What is WEB 2.0?

WEB 2.0 is a platform on the Internet that allows the user to interact with the webpages via digital mediums such as YouTube, Flickr, Google Maps, and so on. It’s basically the inclusion of images, videos and user communication with the interface. [1]

What is crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing enables journalists to use the Internet to find information written or found by citizens/everyday people. [2]

List 3 examples of user-generated content:

User-generated content is a creation of online work created by the user. Examples of this would be Wikipedia, blogs, and the Help Me Investigate website (http://www.helpmeinvestigate.com). [3]

List 3 other communication devices that you can access news from and how: 

Mobile phones, which have access to the Internet; iPads/iPods, which have news apps that the user can put on their device; and Kindles, users can download newspapers so that they can read them through their Kindles.

References

[1] Jennifer Kyrnin. (2006). What is Web 2.0?. Available: http://webdesign.about.com/od/web20/a/aa021306.htm. Last accessed 17th Oct 2012.

[2] Jones, J and Salter, L. (2011). A Political Economy of Online Journalism. In: Jones J, and Salter, L Digital Journalism. UK: SAGE Publications Ltd. p28-30.

[3] Jones, J and Salter, L. (2011). A Political Economy of Online Journalism. In: Jones J, and Salter, L Digital Journalism. UK: SAGE Publications Ltd. p28-30.

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