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Information Cycle

TV & WWW News

Television news is broadcast throughout the day. WWW news sites are accessible at any time and have become the preferred source of news. They provide links to other information sources on the Web; and they allow users to explore on their own.

Strengths:

  • Web links allow exploration of related information
  • Immediate access to breaking stories
  • Stories updated regularly and often
  • Access to first-hand interviews & video footage

Considerations:

  • WWW sites and broadcast media aren't always archived and preserved; stories can "disappear" overnight
  • Commercialism (ads, banners, editorial choices driven by sponsors) may create bias and sensationalism
  • Can be difficult to access the story you want
  • Target audience: General public

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