Pick a day. Look at a local TV newscast and local newspaper, then look at their respective websites for that same day.
Do a 300- 500 word analysis on whether how the TV/Print versions differed – if at all – from the web versions? What elements existed on air or in print? What elements did the media organization include online? Based on our discussion today of the types of news websites, how would you describe these respective media organizations.
Dedicated keyboard/terminal that could only be used for the videotext service. This equipment cost $600 to $900; later, as personal computing caught on,Viewtron would try to sell its services via IBM, Apple, or Commodore PCs.
A television set to display the color images, which took time to load or paint
A monthly subscription fee of $12 (the first month was free)
A phone line to send information back to a central computer, for which the consumer initially paid $1 an hour
Source: Poynter.org: “Before there was the Internet, There was Viewtron”, by Howard Finberg, http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=52769 The Miami Herald, then owned by Knight-Ridder, invested $17mm in 1984
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/carlson/history/ScreenShots/Fred_the_computer.jpg 1993: September 2: Middlesex (Mass.) News launches first Internet gopher-based online newspaper .
January 1994: Salt Lake Tribune opens a BBS called Utah Online. http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/carlson/history/ScreenShots/utah_online.jpg
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