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• Up-to-the minute
information and
breaking news stories.
• Frequent updates.
• May be inaccuracies in
reporting.
The Day ...
The Week of…
• Provides some
perspective.
• More time has gone by
to clarify the story and
avoid errors.
The Week after…
• Current information on recent
events
• Readable information for general
audience
• Overview and backgrou...
Months after…
• Research by experts in their field
and reviewed by peers
• Comprehensive analysis on a
very specific topic...
Years after…
• In-depth coverage of topics
from many perspectives
• Length of time to publish prevents
locating breaking n...
Continued…
• Reference
Material
• Government
websites/documents.
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Information cycle

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Information cycle

  1. 1. • Up-to-the minute information and breaking news stories. • Frequent updates. • May be inaccuracies in reporting. The Day Of Social media (Twitter, FB, Blogs), news/radio broadcast, news websites,
  2. 2. The Week of… • Provides some perspective. • More time has gone by to clarify the story and avoid errors.
  3. 3. The Week after… • Current information on recent events • Readable information for general audience • Overview and background information covering significant events • Represent varying points of view and opinions which require evaluation • Articles not peer-reviewed
  4. 4. Months after… • Research by experts in their field and reviewed by peers • Comprehensive analysis on a very specific topic • Bibliography of cited works can lead to other relevant sources • Writing contains specialized language • Usually only available by subscription or through libraries • Published less frequently than popular magazines • Focus of article may be too narrow for general research needs
  5. 5. Years after… • In-depth coverage of topics from many perspectives • Length of time to publish prevents locating breaking news topics • Length of book or detailed coverage not conducive to quick overview
  6. 6. Continued… • Reference Material • Government websites/documents.

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