Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of the News for the Web (2nd ed.). Foust, J. C.
AbstractOnline Journalism: Principles and Practices of the News for the Web (2 nd ed.). Foust, J. C. I opened my Los Angeles Times recently to read about the new executive editor for the Washington Post who's expected to meld print and online operations. The melding was old news for me, however, because I'd read about the trend in a case study in the second edition of Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of the News for the Web . It's just one example of how this book grasps current trends, issues, and practices of online journalism as it matures. The book's author seeks for it to be a text for an online journalism course. It's broad but not deep. Its writing style is conversational but substantive. Although predominantly about skills, it opens with discussion of unique qualities and capabilities of online news but doesn't systematically compare it to other media. Later the reader gets a sense of what it's like to produce online news. The text also discusses user-generated content including blogs, citizen journalism, and hyper-local news. A law and ethics chapter tackles topics such as linking and copyright, while the final chapter about opportunities addresses ongoing questions of