Broadcast and WWW News
General Information

Television news is broadcast at regular intervals during the day, usually morning, evening, and night, and whenever important news demands that other programming be interrupted. WWW news sites (like CNN.com) are also becoming an important news resource. They can be accessed at any time; they can provide links to other information sources on the Web; and they allow users to explore on their own.

 

Strengths:

  • Web links allow exploration of related information
  • Immediate access to breaking stories
  • Stories updated regularly and often
  • Access to first-hand interviews & video footage

Considerations:

  • WWW sites and broadcast media aren't always archived and preserved; stories can "disappear" overnight
  • Commercialism (ads, banners, editorial choices driven by sponsors) may create bias and sensationalism
  • Can be difficult to access the story you want
  • Target audience: General public

 

Internet broadcasting

TV News