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Open Access Phänomene des Web 2.0: Fehlt deutschen Zeitungen eine jugendliche Perspektive?

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As recent studies suggest the use of ‘Web 2.0’ in the everyday life of young people is increasing significantly. Often social networks such as Facebook are used as tools to communicate with peers. Exchanging messages via online-platforms becomes part of the young people's communication routine. The important role of Wikipedia being also used for educational reasons is remarkable. At the same time young people spend some time writing and reading in online diaries (weblogs). However, with the exception of social networks, these users do not take an active part in the broadness of Web 2.0: Essentially they retrieve more information than they create inside those communities. On the other hand the young people's use of newspapers is decreasing.

By taking a look at professional communicators, which produce those newspapers, one is able to notice similar trends: The integration of search engines and Wikipedia into journalistic research can be considered as an expression of a rising need for being up-to-date. Even if the collaborative encyclopaedia was used regularly for gathering information in a professional context, weblogs would not be that relevant for those processes. Additionally, publishers might profit from developing ‘follow-up communication 2.0’ and young people’s opinions shared online by analyzing discourse streams.

In this study the author takes a closer look at the phenomena of Web 2.0. The article investigates the ‘new’ internet’s impacts on journalists and publishers. Recent secondary research is the basis for the statements and conclusions on media studies.
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Publication date: January 1, 2007

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