Saturday, August 20, 2005


The above picture shows the threat of spamming on the on line media.

The good news is that the future of modern journalism is already on line.
Both Internet Scams and Spam-mails cannot stop the boom in on line news and marketing.

Here are some facts from the On Line News Association.

Defining Citizens' Journalism and Participatory Journalism
CJR attempts to define and draw a distinction between participatory journalism and citizens' journalism:

First, there's the move of established newspapers and news sites to solicit and publish material, such as photos or personal accounts, from their readers -- that we'd like to call "participatory journalism." Then there's the creation of blogs and unedited news sites that allow users to write and post their own content. That one we'll call "citizen journalism."

Online salaries higher than other media industries
Online publishing salaries of recent graduates are higher than broadcast or print media salaries, according to the 2004 Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates conducted by The University of Georgia’s James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research.
The survey found that the media online publishing salary in 2004 was $32,000. By comparison, the median salary for TV was $23,492; for cable TV was $30,000; for daily newspapers was $26,000; for weekly newspapers was $24,000; for radio was $23,000; and for consumer magazines was $27,000.

Nearly 1 in 3 Web users visit newspaper sites
Online newspaper readership continued to climb in the second quarter of 2005, reaching a peak audience of 43.7 million unique visitors during the month of May, representing nearly 30 percent of all adults online in that period, the highest monthly total in 18 months of tracking, according to a Nielsen//NetRatings report for the Newspaper Association of America.

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