Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Electronic Newspapers

  • Robert B. AllenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_144


Newspapers collect, organize, and periodically disseminate information to a community in the form of news articles and other features. They are complex information resources which generally must also be economically viable. Electronic newspapers can provide many of the same types of services as traditional newspapers but they have many additional advantages for the readers. The electronic newspaper can be updated with the latest bulletins, tailored to the reader’s interest, and take advantage of multimedia. However, increasingly, news and related services are being disaggregated and provided by separate suppliers so that in some cases, the electronic newspaper can sometimes be just a personalized web portal.

Historical Background

Newspapers arose in the seventeenth century in mercantile cities in Germany and the Netherlands. From the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, newspapers were often the primary source of citizen’s knowledge of the world beyond his immediate...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Frank Tompa
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  1. 1.David R. Cheriton School of Computer ScienceUniv. of WaterlooWaterlooCanada