Essay On Advantages Of Online Journalism

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The advantages of online journalism in China

Online journalism has thoroughly changed the way that how the traditional news is reported, written, designed and delivered in China. Less barriers to entry, unique convergence of text, audio, video, picture, information and comments, unlimited news display, rapidly spread, lowered distribution costs, and diverse online networking technologies, these incomparable features have led to the widespread practice of online journalism.

According to CNNIC Statistical Report on Internet Development in China (2015), as of the end of June 2015, China had 668 million Internet users, with an increase of 31.17 million; the Internet penetration rate reached 48.8%, up 3.0% year on year. Meanwhile, after being
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This is the greatest hallmark of online journalism. So far, in China, all of the online journalism web portals and professional news websites are free to provide breaking and real-time news to audience. Nowadays, with the development of communication technology and perfect of infrastructure facilities, the Internet has become an indispensable part of life. The online journalism has fully embodies the convenience in our daily life. No matter where you are, no matter what kinds of job you are doing, as long as you have a smart phone and network, you can access to the latest news in anytime and …show more content…
From the aspect of content, online journalism has a huge coverage. For example, ‘Xinhua News’ (http://www.news.cn/english/) as an professional online journalism, the amount of information in homepage at least equal to dozens newspaper of the ‘New York Times’ (Figure X). Nowadays, every audience can participate in discussion of news events equally, they also can use online social media platform to disseminate and release news. Online journalism 's lack of a traditional "editor" has given rise to citizen journalism. Meanwhile, compared with print journalism, online journalism has major difference in the function of special reports. An online journalism website can publish news stories as video reports or multimedia stories, making web journalism a highly versatile news medium. But a newspaper is limited to text and this limits the appeal of a newspaper considerably. Moreover, due to the heavier censorship of print journalism in China, a growing number of professional journalists would like to post reviews on their public blog about “the behind-the-scene stories, informal interviews with news sources, full interviews with sources, in-depth analysis of current affairs, unpublished stories, personal opinion and other stories beyond career by reporters” (Cheng & Ying 2010, pp

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