When we talk about mass media, two decades ago people still talked about just two mass media, namely print media and broadcast media (television and radio). Now, the mass media have been transformed to increase their bang on the world of journalism. Online media or online journalism, yes, the new type of journalism is now becoming the belle for people who want to find or get news quickly. Yes, online journalism does rely on speed, in contrast to the two types of mass media that previously existed. So, what about online journalism in the world. Let’s explore together …
People in the world have not been too long online journalism. In the western hemisphere, online journalism has only just begun and was heard in 1998 precisely when January 19, 1998, when Mark Drugde revealed the story of the infidelity of US President Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky or often called “monicagate” (ayomenulisfisip.files. wordpress.com, nd). Starting from Drugde who at that time wrote the incident on a laptop and uploaded it on the internet, many people immediately accessed and read the story, so that people also knew about “monicagate”.
The magazine “TIME” has also written how this online media will be published and become the future of mass media. In a book titled “Online News Journalism and The Internet” by Stuart Allan mentioned on March 1, 1995, TIME used the front cover of his magazine which read “Welcome to Cyberspace”, this was also the marker of the publication of online media at that time.
After that, many online media began to emerge, such as a personal web that contained experiences or stories from the owner of the blog. But blogs and the like are not part of online journalism products, but are only stories from the blogger. It’s like the blogger sharing stories of her or his experience in their travels and new adventures like in the case of a blogger experiencing a wedding that made use of light letters (letters met licht) or some things like that.
The Start of Online Journalism
The year 2000 became the era for dot.com, online media that were established at that time were still owned by deep-pocketed investors. Even so, this euphoria did not last long, only two years later, the dot.com frill began to fall. Then in 2003, it became a spring for online media. Since 2003, online media sites have begun to be attractive in launching their actions on the mass media scene.
The attraction is none other than the development of internet technology namely web 2.0. Online media also began to provide space for people to interact, by presenting comments on every online news, some even provided columns or forums.