Lifecycle of a news story in a web 2.0 world

Alison Gow has put together a wonderful comparison of how news production was done before web 2.0, and how it is increasingly done now, in five steps: Reporter gets potential story; reporter researches story; presentation; sharing the story; what next.

“I had no idea when I started doing this how thin the ‘old’ opportunities for investigating stories would look compared to the tools at our disposal now; it’s quite stark really. It drives home just how important mastering these tools is for journalists as our industry continues to develop and change.”

Essential. Someone should knock it up into a nice diagram.

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