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e-Journalism and Media

  • Alfredo M. Ronchi


It is not clear who, where, when and why someone originated “journalism”. We cannot really fulfil the four “Ws” of journalists. If we consider the environment and more specifically the digital environment surrounding citizens we cannot forget the relevance of information and news provided by newspapers, magazines and television programs. Recent advances in technology have added digital newspapers and magazines, digital television programs, Internet podcast, videocast, social media and more. User-generated content and crowd sourcing are overturning the media domain.

The “Information” Society, freedom of expression. Characteristics of information products; timeliness of delivery, perishability, short product lifecycles. Media of the future: Can it be profitable? Different phases of on-line newspapers. New media: Evolution or revolution? Languages on the Internet; globalisation & cultural diversity. Information as a valuable good. Copyright, public domain and copy left; unprotected works. Market models. evolution of fruition; Key features of the Internet news; reliability of the Sources. Fake news; cyber technology and public opinion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo M. Ronchi
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  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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