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Freelance Unbound: Print and online differences – a view from Belgium

A nice round-up from the Freelance Unbound blog on a post by a Belgian linguistic researcher, Tom Van Hout, about the differences between print and online journalism.

“I like its academic slant (something which often puts me off), as it actually helps to illuminate the murky way that news journalism is constructed and then passed off as something whole and authoritative.”

This quote by Van Hout is picked out: “Online, ‘readers’ can see how the sausage is being made and promptly start making sausages themselves. This inevitably leads to discussions about sausage making.”

The summary and the original post are worth a visit.