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At the crossroads of journalism and technology.

The J.Net Mission Statement

Over the last decade, the Internet has profoundly affected our society's model of information dissemination. We aim to understand the impact of this paradigm shift on journalism and to use this understanding to predict directions journalism will follow.

The advent of the World Wide Web as an interactive medium will likely have a profound affect on many people's lives.Today, we are seeing a paradigm shift in the way information is disseminated and consumed. The focus of this magazine is an evaluation of the effects of this new paradigm on journalism. In the future, people are likely to have access to a wide source of news reports, editorials, and live coverage. What are the opportunities presented to traditional mediums such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? What are the metrics for success in Web journalism? How will people choose which news sources to trust? Through the issues of J.Net, we will work to answer these and other questions related to the form of Web journalism in the future. Further, we hope to present an encapsulation of the large move to Web journalism that has already taken place.