Chapter Two: Online News and New Devices

We have spent a considerable amount of time comparing traditional and online news, but the rest of the survey deals exclusively with online. Until a few years ago this meant websites and desktop computers, but now news can be accessed through a range of connected devices – smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and internet-connected TVs. This chapter looks to explore the implications for news specifically of these rapid changes.

  1. Devices to Access Online News: Smartphones, Tablets, and E-readers
  2. Types and Formats of News Consumed Online
  3. Paying for news online and the rise of the app economy
  4. Gateways and Discovery of News Online
  5. Two-way News: Participation and Engagement