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Thoughtful web challenges

Volume 12, Issue 2

September, 2006

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Robie, D. (2006). Thoughtful web challenges. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(2): 206-207. Review of Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium, by James Glen Stovall. New York: Pearson, 2004. 239pp. ISBN 0205353983.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed book by: James Glen Stovall
Publication date: 
September, 2006

Web journalism is more of a thoughtful critique of online publishing than a 'how to' training text. While it tackles the challenges posed by the Daily. Me syndrome, it also questions the ability of journalists to think afresh. Stovall argues that journalists are trained to think lineally and they mostly comfortable with inverted pyramid and other structures: 'It will take some time to reformulate their thinking' (p. 196).