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Introduction

La Tercera online

La tercera digital. Interface of La Tercera, Chilean daily newspaper, by Juliot (source: Flickr) CC: BY-NC

 

The online press began developing during the late 1990s. At the time, the aim was to make the content of the print version available online. The transposition between these media be total or partial.

The online press is based on a twofold change:

- a change in the information dissemination medium: going from print to digital

- a change in the content: the information provided and how it is organised, presented, disseminated and received.

 

 

 

Online press players

The online press comprises: 

  • News agencies that send dispatches

- AFP dispatches

  • The online versions of newspapers and magazines that initially had a print version:

- Wide-ranging news websites: Le Monde.frLibération

- local news websites: Ouest FranceLe Telegramme

- magazine websites: TéléramaPsychologiesAlternatives Economiques

  • Online broadcasting media

- websites of radio or television channels

  • Free or subscription-based pure plays:

Rue89slate.fr (free)

- Investigative and opinion websites: Mediapart (subscription-based access)

  • Data journalism websites

- Field-specific news websites: Owni (Technology, Politics and Culture)

Some information is freely accessible. The different websites also provide a subscription-based service with access to more resources (articles from the previous days, archives) or particular services: access as from 3 p.m. to the issue of the following day, customised access (you can select the sections you are interested in), etc.

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BELVEZE, Damien, MARTIN, Clémence. "Exploring the online press"In UEB (Université Européenne de Bretagne). Form@doct. Rennes: UEB, November 2011 (last updated on 3 July 2013). Available at: http://guides-formadoct.ueb.eu/online_press

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