E-newspapers: Revolution or Evolution?

Deniz Bokesoy

Abstract


This paper reviews the ongoing discussion regarding the impact of e-newspapers in modern life. New technologies allow e-newspapers to offer interactive elements to their readers that were not possible in the print medium. For some people, these innovations are revolutionary, transforming the news industry. However, during their short history, the role and the design of e-newspapers have followed closely the traditions built over the centuries by print newspapers. The paper concludes that e-newspapers have yet to define their identity, which will possibly be an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary process.

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