Master of Science
Department or Program
Mass Communication and Media Arts
Torre, Paul J.
This paper addresses news media industry practices and technological advancements that influence the process by which internet users access news online. News organizations, automated news services, and emerging news platforms are discussed. Overall, the argument is made that the internet provides an expanded palate of news media options, but it is also marked by the dominance of a small number of content creators and crowd-driven influences on individual choices.