I don’t want to elaborate on the debates or dos and don’ts, but the technical aspects of a newspaper journalist moving to online publishing interests me as a software professional. I have seen a couple of my writer friends who have stuck to the print format while writing online…this time I want to target the differences between an article published on paper and on the Web that a journalist has to be aware of.
Naturally, the first place to look for is the differences in the print and the Web media, differences between reading an article on paper and reading it online.
There are a lot of differences between printed media and web media, and Nadgouda gets it very right.
Nagouda outlines the biggest differences, which impact thinking and writing as well as design, as hyperlinking, resources and references, the issue of a “complete article” versus a “running dialog” based upon reader feedback, article life, technological distinctions, spam, copyright infringement (the hassles of the web not found in most print media), including multimedia options, and more.
Nadgouda sums the differences up beautifully:
Writing on Web is not very different from writing on the paper, just that some rules change.
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