Using “The Rise of Online News” taken from Online News Bucks: OUP, Allan, S (2006)
- ‘Broadcast is no longer the only medium for breaking news.’: twenty four hours a day, constant stream of user-generated content around the world.
- No limit to what you can publish online- don’t have to rely on a journalist’s interpretive summary: the use of free-lance (and free of charge) bloggers to create a large percentage of user-generated content.
Using “Reinterpreting the internet” taken from Misunderstanding the Internet, James Curran (2012)
The renaissance of Journalism:
- Bystanders have become a great source of news twenty four hours a day: user generated content, 2006: Investment from SoftBank Capital included hiring more staff to update the site twenty four hours a day.
- Huffington Post is an example of how social media has enabled independent online publications to thrive: Another boosting profit is heavily reliant on unpaid bloggers to generate content for the site.
- The rise of the internet as an advertising medium has led to budget cuts, increased time pressure on journalists and, sometimes, declining quality in mainstream journalism: the site is known for blurring the lines between journalism and public relations. Its “sponsor generated content”pages are very thinly veiled advertisements dressed up as news articles.