Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Social Impact of the World Wide Web

This first article is useful in that it details the role that the internet, and in particular online news affects how youth learn and the drawbacks of learning on the web. On the other side the article also talks about the possible disadvantages of not utilizing online news and the positive effects of learning from online news.

Eveland, Jr., William P., Marton, Krisztina, and Seo, Mihye (2004). Moving beyond "just the facts": The influence of online news on the content and structure of public affairs knowledge. Communication Research.

This article is addresses the use of the world wide web by religion adn the connection between the two. Touches on how the internet is being used to convey the religious message to the people.

Armfield, Greg G., and Holbert, R. Lance (2003). The relationship between religiosity and Internet use. Journal of Media and Religion. 129-144.

The final article talks about the how news stories hownewsrooms are integrating technology into the creation of media.

Rom, Louis. Part of a special issue on the emergence of civic journalism in American newsrooms. The writer traces the historical development of computer-assisted reporting (CAR) in America's newsrooms. Pushing numbers: An increasing number of newsrooms use technology to develop stories; CAR advocates call for even more. Mar. 2003)


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