ABSTRACT. Wartella et al. state that closing the digital divide will depend less on technology and more on providing the skills and content that is most beneficial. Steensen notes that although online journalism is still dominated by breaking news coverage, new genres are emerging that differentiate it more and more from old media journalism. Rodrigue argues that getting media attention may depend on the existence of sensational human drama and conflict in the story. Wellman and Hogan discuss how the use of the Internet affects traditional social and communal behaviors, such as communication with local family and commitment to geographical communities.

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