Editing for the web

September 14, 2006 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

The web is a different medium.

Then why do we keep seeing so much shovelware — articles that were written for print — on news web sites.

One reason, of course, is that news organizations (particularly newspapers) do not invest in enough people who can change print stories into web-friendly packages.

Another is that editors do not understand the needs or possibilities of the web. To get my students shifted from print to the web, I have developed this example of how a print story can be turned into a web story.

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