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Creative Destruction of Legacy News April 25, 2008

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Convergence, Journalism, News, Trends.
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While national newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today are growing, local newspaper sites are losing market share to pure-play Internet sites like Google, Yahoo, AOL, and MSN, as well as aggregation sites like newsvine.com and topix.net.

Acoording to a 2007 study from The Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, new types of nontraditional actors can be expected to enter the arena of Internet news, increasing the competition for users’ attention. Lobbying groups are among the possible candidates.

The Internet has unleashed news with a partisan spin. Although some news aggregators highlight stories on the basis of journalists’ or visitors’ judgments, other aggregators emphasize stories and angles that promote a partisan agenda.

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