Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Editors Weblog: Hyperlinking could change the writing styles of newspaper journalists

Interesting post on the Editors Weblog about the effect of hyperlinking on the style of newspaper articles.

"... if newspapers build background information pages to major stories complete with archives, infographics and video to which their journalists can link instead of having them accompany each new development with background info, it might provide all types of readers with more enjoyable reading experiences. Newcomers to stories would still have access to all the history they need, whereas those already informed would save precious seconds by not having to read background they have already gone over numerous times."