In the past few years the online news industry was thought to be more financially profitable. However, there has been a slow down of the online advertisement and a little progress have been made in the development of new business model. Online news sites are preferred over the printed newspapers because of their convenience, depth and speed. Many news organizations are distributing news through online publishing. They are using the websites as a secondary outlet for their printed content. Some of the newspapers are totally into the online publications of their websites. The use of websites by the news organizations varies from company to company.
Online journalism has also given opportunities to the people who actually are not journalists. Recent surveys show a growing trend of internet news readers. The majority of these readers are the youngsters who have access to the gadgets like iPhone, Blackberry and laptops. This is the future of the newspapers. These groups of people rely on these internet releases of newspapers for the news. There are some tools for online journalists other than online newspapers such as chats, discussions boards and forums. Often the internet becomes the battle field of the different viewers and cause conflicts creating endless online battles. It is also believed that online journalists are generally free lancers and are not paid and the publications by them are not biased. These publications are also believed to be more informative compared to the printed media.
In United States the journalists who publish only online content are deprived of the First Amendment rights than that of journalists of broadcast media and traditional print. Internet also offers options by which you can have news from many online news sites at one place. These are called aggregators and feeds. They compile news from different online sources into a single website. You can personalize the feeds according to the news requirement of yours.