News and the Net examines the growth of news provision on the Internet and its implications for news presentation, journalism practice, news consumers, and the business of running news organizations. Much of the focus is placed on the migration of newspapers onto the Internet, but references are also made to the establishment of news Web sites by other news organizations, including broadcasters and news agencies. The book examines the growth of online technology as a source of information and entertainment for media consumers. It considers how this development can be framed within models of communication and comments, on the apparent shortage of new models to explain the use, role, effectiveness, and impact of online communications. In addition, this volume looks at the early history of electronic news delivery, involving technologies that predate the Internet.