April 21, 2006
Creeping Democracy of Web Influences Print Coverage
Interesting article from Editor & Publisher:
"In the past, in the days of ink-stained wretches and typesetting, it was the editors and publishers who set the news agenda. Today, editors are increasingly influenced by the whims of the Web. One of the first things you learn working at a Web site these days is that the name of the game, besides serving your core readers, is attracting links from other sites. Links from blogs and news aggregators drive traffic, and more hits equals greater exposure. A single hot article can make the reputation of a site in wholly new communities."
Check out the rest of the story.
Ron Jones, University of Cincinnati Law Library
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