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Multimedia in the Mainstream: Analyzing Legacy News Traditions in Online Journalism

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dc.contributor.advisor Beam, Randal A en_US Achterman, Margaret E. en_US 2012-09-13T17:28:28Z 2012-09-13T17:28:28Z 2012-09-13 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Achterman_washington_0250E_10128.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Newspapers, radio stations, and television stations are balancing the demands of a legacy product with the demands of putting material on the Web. Today information can be conveyed in multiple content forms--text, images, sound, motion, graphics--and received by the consumer through multiple modalities--seeing, hearing, reading. It is the combination of these content forms that allows producers to create multimedia presentations for an audience previously limited to the narrower choices offered by legacy media. The Spokesman Review, The Roanoke Times, The Detroit Free Press, The New York Times; CNN, MSNBC, News10 (Syracuse, NY), KGW (Portland, OR); NPR, KCBS (San Francisco) and NHPR (New Hampshire) are the subjects of a content analysis examining the formats and characteristics of these multimedia presentations. These news entities are putting multimedia content to work on websites, but often rely heavily upon and therefore reflect their textual, visual or aural heritage. This "legacy effect" can be an asset or a detriment to a news organization depending on the attitudes of producers and managers. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Copyright is held by the individual authors. en_US
dc.subject legacy effect; multimedia; newsrooms; online journalism; photojournalism; web en_US
dc.subject.other Journalism en_US
dc.subject.other Mass communication en_US
dc.subject.other Multimedia en_US
dc.subject.other Communications en_US
dc.title Multimedia in the Mainstream: Analyzing Legacy News Traditions in Online Journalism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms No embargo en_US

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