Published on September 29, 2007
Online vs. Traditional News[papers]: Online vs. Traditional News[papers] Ray Gerard News Publication - Timeline: News Publication - Timeline 1447 – Printing press (Gutenberg) 1605 – First printed newspaper 1690 – First American newspaper (quashed by British royal authority after first issue) 1844 – Telegraph 1851 – Reuters established 1880 – First photographs appear in newspaper 1994 – First independent online daily 2000 – RSS 1.0 Spec released http://www.wan-press.org/article2822.html Online News Advantages: Online News Advantages Printed news is… printed. Substantial delay from printing to delivery ------------------------------------ Online news takes milliseconds to be retrieved, allows up to the minute news delivery Online well suited to volatile topics http://www.dunoon-observer.co.uk/printing/Pic00008.jpg Easily Shared: Easily Shared Identified by a url Accessible by anyone with internet access Slide7: NYX F Printed News Advantages: Printed News Advantages Portability Weighs a few ounces Small, flexible Low cost No significant financial loss if paper is lost http://www.ohfs.org/images/PictureGallery/2006/FDF/2006FDF59.jpg Relevant Technology: Relevant Technology PDAs Cell phones Tablet PCs Broadband Wireless Wifi RSS http://b2b.vzw.com/broadband/bbapccard.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Palm_tungsten.jpg Cell Phones: Cell Phones Cell Phone PDA Tablet PCs: Tablet PCs Lightweight Portable Agile More easily positioned for reading comfort http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?seg=HHO&poid=362703 Broadband: Broadband Enables richer content Images Video Audio US – 19.2 subscribers / 100 inhabitants www.oecd.org/sti/ict/broadband Wifi: Wifi Free at many locations Broadband http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/180190_freewifi.asp RSS: RSS Firefox RSS: RSS http://www.computingunplugged.com/issues/issue200412/00001438001.html Conclusion: Conclusion As technologies facilitating the efficient distribution and viewing of online news continue to evolve, printed news sources will struggle increasingly, until they are eventually rendered obsolete and all but disappear.