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News and Commentary about online journalism - regular or frequent sources

Anatomy of a Story - From CNN Interactive's "The Newsroom Exposed" site, follow a story's journey to the Web.

Atlantic Unbound Digital Culture Archive

Contentious: The Web-zine for writers, editors, and others who create content for online media

Digital Journalist - Multimedia magazine for photojournalism in the digital age

Editor & Publisher Interactive News Page

The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Online Journalism Review

Online Journalism Articles and Resources by Mindy McAdams

Online Journalism Programs - U.S. Schools with graduate programs or undergraduate majors and minors in cyberjournalism.

Untangling the Web - "In it I alert readers to useful and interesting resources on the Internet, define confusing terms, debunk myths, and give tips on writing and designing for the Web." --Keith C. Ivey, The Editorial Eye,

The State of the News Media: Online: 2005 an annual report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Pages on Content Analysis, Audience, Economics, Owernship, News Investment, Public Attitudes, Conclusion, Charts & Tables and a Guest Essay.

Storytelling for the Web - by Jeff Cowart, President Media National for Gannet online training

Recommended Articles

Arata, Luis O. (1999). "Reflections about Interactivity." Presented at the Media in Transition Conference at MIT on October 8, 1999.

Biggs, Brooke Shelby. (1997). "Making News Work on the Web." HotWired.,7239-0.html

Blume, Harvey. (1997). "Digital Culture: God, Man, and the Interface." The Atlantic Unbound,  October 9, 1997.

Bricklin, Dan. (1998). "Good Documents: How to write for the INTRAnet. A web-site that discusses how to create good business documents in the linked, on-screen environment of Intranets and the Internet.

Byrd, Joann. (1996). "Online Journalism Ethics: A New Frontier Questions greatly outnumber the answers in exploring the ethical issues and values of the new media." The American Editor, The American Society of Newspaper Editors, November 1996, pp. 6-7.

Caruso, Denise. (1998). "Part One: The Law and the Internet: Beware - and Part Two: Proving Identity and Authenticity Online. Columbia Journalism Review, May/June, 1998 and

Cuenca, Mike. (September, 1998). "Where's the Multimedia in Online Journalism?" The Journal of Electronic Publishing Volume 4, Issue 1

Glasser, Mark (September, 2003). "Online News Pioneers See Lots of Changes is the First 10 Years." USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review .

Harper, Christopher. (May 17, 1998). "Journalism in a Digital Age" Delivered at the Democracy and Digital Media Conference held at MIT on May 8-9, 1998.

Huesca, Robert and Dervin, Brenda. (1999). "Hypertext and Journalism: Audiences Respond to Competing News Narratives." Presented at the Media in Transition Conference at MIT on October 9, 1999.

Hume, Ellen. (May, 1998). "Resource Journalism: A Model for New Media." Presented at the Democracy and Digital Media Conference held at MIT on May 8-9, 1998.

Kenney, Keithm, Gorelik, Alexander and Mwangi, Sam. (January, 2000)." Interactive Features of Online Newspapers." First Monday Volume 5, number 1.

Keraghosian, Greg. (May 20, 1998). "Size Matters -- The Debate Over [Story] Length." Online Journalism Review.

Lapham, Chris. (1995). "The Vision of an Accomplished Webmaster: An Interview with The New York Times'  New Content Development Editor, Elizabeth Osder " CMC Magazine  December 1, 1995.

Leib, Thom. (1997). "Editing for the Web: Creating Compelling Hypertexts." from Editing for Clear Communication.

Lynch, Dianne. (1998). "Without A Rulebook: Cyberspace presents journalists with an entirely new set of ethical dilemmas." American Journalism Review Newslink, January/February 1998

McAdams, Melinda. (1997). "Driving a Newspaper On the Data Highway"

McAdams, Melinda. (1995). "Inventing an Online Newspaper" First published in Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century. July 1995, Volume 3, Number 3, pp. 64-90.

Miller, Drue (1998). Seven Deadly Sins of Information Design. Netscape Webbuilding Studio.

Middleberg, Don and Ross, Steven S. (1997). Media in Cyberspace Study 4th Annual National Survey

Nielsen, Jakob. (1995). "The 1995 Interface Design for Sun's WWW Site."

Nielsen, Jakob. (1996). "Inverted Pyramids in Cyberspace" Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox.

Nielsen, Jakob. (1997). "How Users Read on the Web."

Nielsen, Jakob. (1999). "Differences Between Print Design and Web Design"

Powers, Jack. (1995). "Writing for Interactive Media" Electroic-Pages.

Shedden, David. (1998). "New Media Timeline." Poynter Online.

South, Jeff. (June 11, 1999). "Web Staffs Urge the Print Side to Think Ahead." Online Journalism Review

South, Jeff. (June 11, 1999). "Click and Save: A Checklist of 'Web extras.'" Online Journalism Review

Wendland, Mike. (May 6, 2000). "Surprise! All Eyes on Text" Today in Journalism,

Mindy McAdams' recommendations for Articles About Online Newspapers Editor & Publisher Interactive

Recommended Books

Manuals and References

McGuire, Mary; Stilborne, Linda; McAdams, Melinda and Hyatt, Laurel. (1997). The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists.  Toronto: description page

Siegel, David S. (1996). Creating Killer Web Sites : The Art of Third-Generation Site Design.  Hayden Books. description page

Stanek, William Robert. (1997). Web Publishing Unleashed : Professional Reference.  Indianapolis: Sams. description page

Tittle, Ed, Pitts, Natanya and Valentine, Chelsea. (2000). Hip Pocket Guide to HTML 4.01: An A-Z Reference of HTML Tags.  Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide. desciption page

Walker, Janice. "The English Pages Citation Guide"

Weinman, Lynda. (1997). Designing Web Graphics 2.  New Riders Publishing. description page

Williams, Robin and Tollett, John.  (1998). The Non-Designer's Web Book: An Easy Guide to Creating, Designing, and Posting Your Own Web Site.  Berkeley: Peach Pit Press. description page

 Cultural and Social Critiques

Johnson, Steven. (1997). Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate.  San Francisco: Harper. description page

Murray, Janet H. (1997). Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace.  Free Press. description page

Negroponte, Nicholas. (1996). Being Digital.  New York: Vintage. description page

A Few Good Examples of Well Designed Online Publication
All the financial and market news that's fit to post. This site really takes advantage of the hypertextuality of the Web and could serve as a good model for other online news sources.

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