Cybernetic answer to who, what, where, when and how: Comparative Analysis of online and print newspapers in Serbia, Great Britain and the United States
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Petrovic, Jelena(2009). Cybernetic answer to who, what, where, when and how: Comparative analysis of online and print newspapers in Serbia, Great Britain and the United States. In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 148-149
In the last 8 years, the number of the Internet users worldwide increased by 305%, and the number of online newspapers has increased more than 50% since 2003. In the light of these developments, this study questions if online newspapers can be seen as a news genre distinct from its print parent. Built on the premises of genre theory, the study tests the applicability of Shepherd and Waters' (1998) classification of news cybergenres. Data collected with content analysis of 223 front pages of the selected online newspapers from Serbia (17), Great Britain (108) and the United States (98), revealed current trends in online publishing and difference in the state of the online newspapers in these countries. Serbian online newspapers most closely resemble their print parent, while online dailies in the USA and GB are exhibiting features of a new news cybergenre.
Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009.
Research completed at the Elliott School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences