Hypertext and journalism: paths for future research

Doherty, Skye (2014) Hypertext and journalism: paths for future research. Digital Journalism, 2 2: 124-139. doi:10.1080/21670811.2013.821323

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Author Doherty, Skye
Title Hypertext and journalism: paths for future research
Journal name Digital Journalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2167-0811
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/21670811.2013.821323
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 124
End page 139
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3315 Communication
Abstract Hypertext, the underlying structure of the World Wide Web, is under-researched in journalism practice, particularly as a narrative device. While computer scientists and literary scholars have explored the impact of hypertext on narratives, on comprehension and on the role of readers, little of this knowledge has filtered into journalism scholarship. Given recent efforts by publishers to monetise hyperlinks, it is worth examining how a better understanding of hypertext might generate new ideas about journalism practice. This review draws on literature from computer science and journalism to consider how hypertext might be used as a narrative tool, and specifically examines notions of audience, comprehension, narrative design, and visualisation of space, with a view to progressing the research agenda around such themes.
Keyword Design
Online journalism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Thu, 15 Aug 2013, 21:21:41 EST by Skye Doherty on behalf of School of Journalism and Communication