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  • The InTerneT A2

    edITorIal A3

    WedneSdaY, MaY 22, 2013

    Dan ReidelStaff Writer

    WAHSINGTON, D.C. - Sept. 15 1982 Gannet Co. introduced USA Today, a newspaper that could

    redefine the news industry.The news giant owns 78 daily newspapers and another 21

    weekly papers, but plans for USA Today to be the flagship paper.

    Gannett CEO Al Neuharth is the visionary behind the new national daily.

    Using the color scheme and design inspiration of another daily that Neuharth started, Florida Today, he hopes to draw readers to the plain, easy language, large photos and graph-ics and short stories of the companys new paper.

    The new paper will use satelitte technology to send the page layouts to different printing presses throughout the country.

    Neuharths brainchild isnt without its detractors, however.

    If USA Today is a good paper, then Im in the wrong business, said Ben Bradlee of The Washing-ton Post.

    Neuharth replied, Bradleee and I finally agree on something. He is in the wrong business.

    Other critics have called it McPaper in reference to the fast-food giant McDonalds and the way it creates low-quality, low-cost food.

    With the introduction of a new national paper, some ques-tion whether Gannett and Neuharth can make money using

    their business model.Neuharth plans not to sell subscrip-

    tions, but instead to use newsstands as the only way to genrate income.

    He claims that the papers target audience is college-age people who get enough serious news in their classes.

    We give the readers what they want because we are in the business

    of selling news, Neuharth told The New York Times in 1979. Dan Reidel can be reached at

    dreidel@mail.csuchico.edu

    Dan ReidelStaff Writer

    Online journals.Web logs.Blogs.Anyone can make one and post news, opinions and

    reviews. And the best bloggers get paid.When he fisrt started Deependdining.com, foodie Eddie

    Lin didnt ever think that he would be able to make money by writing about the food he ate and then taking pictures

    of it, he said in a panel discussion at the Eat Real Food festival in 2011.

    But now he does.Lin doesnt have formal experience, but

    he has been reviewing delicious food from every tpe of restaurant, from five-star din-ing experiences to neighborhood taco trucks. since 2004, before people really knew what blogs were.

    If he were making a new blog and trying to be successful, Lin said he doesnt know

    if he could be a top Internet writer.When he got into the scene, foodies were just beginning

    to harness the power of the Internet. Lin was one of the first food bloggers in Los Angeles who tried food that was a little strange, a little different, a little bit off the deep end.

    The Eat Real Food panel consisted of the Food Editor from the L.A. Times, the Food and Entertainment director of the Orange County Register, a writer for the social media site Yelp and Lin.

    The fact that Lin was even invited to the panel to discuss the effects of social media on food journalism is a testament to the way blogs are becoming a part of the world of journalism.

    In 2009, the White house asked blogger Nico Pitney of the Huffington Post to attend a press conference and Presi-dent Barrack Obama fielded a question form Pitney.

    Bloggers were ecstatic. News writers were not.Pitneys question marked the the establishment of the

    blogger as a real journalist.It proved that the information age had reached new

    heights, even amatuers could be respected for their work from the most powerful man in the world.

    Lin probably doesnt expect to ask the president whether he would enjoy a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich, but it is clear that he is being taken seriously.

    Lin was featured on Huell Howsers PBS show, on ABC News and on Food Networks Bizzare Foods.

    Lin said he wont stop blogging, even if the money stops coming in. He started doing it because he has passion for food, and readers are going to continue to support him for that passion.

    Dan Reidel can be reached at

    dreidel@mail,csuchico.edu

    Bloggers set to replace professional journalists

    National daily changes

    The editors who called us McPaper stole our McNuggets.

    Al NeuhArth CEO Gannett Co.

    FaceliFt traditional media has met a new foe in the blog. Deep end Dining, pictured above is just one of many blogs that have taken writers, and revenue, from established newspapers around the country.

    2004

    eddie Lin starts Deep end Dining, a blog

    about strange foods in Los angeles..

    2009

    Nico Pitney asks the first question of the presi-

    dent by a blogger.

    2011

    Lin is invited to participate in a panel discussion with

    editors from two of the most respected newspa-pers on the West Coast.

    The News News

    New begiNNiNg Gannet Newspaper CeO al Neuharth (above) started USa today today. Neuharth plans on the first nation-al newspaper having short stories with a front dominated by

    DanReidelStaff Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO - April 2001Craigslist.org has expanded to 14 cities and the site

    that offers free classified ads may kill the newspaper as we know it.

    By 2007, classified advertising sales will have dropped by 20 percent.

    In an already struggling industry, that drop in reve-nue could end the established form of print media.

    This area is empty now, there used to be a lot of people working here, but Craigslist kind of ended our classifieds, Steve Schoonover, city editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record will say as he gives young, new reporters tours of the Enterprise-Records building in 2013.

    Craigsist was founded by Craig Newmark in 1995 as a forum for people in San Francisco to meet and post job listings.

    The site expanded last year and now covers the San Francisco bay area, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, New York, San Diego, Seattle, Wash-ington, D.C., Sacramento, Austin, Atlanta, Portland, Denver and Van-couver, British Columbia.

    By August 2012, Craigslist will have sites in 700 cities in 70 different countries.

    In October 2006, the site will have 3.35 billion page views, placing it at the seventh most viewed page on the Internet.

    Dan Reidel can be reached at

    dreidel@mail.csuchico.edu

    1982USa today is launched.

    1989al Neuharth retires as CeO of Gannett Co. He contin-

    ues to write a column.

    1993USa today turns a profit

    for the first time.

    April 2013Neuharth dies. USa today

    is the second-highest earn-ing paper in the nation.

    Classified sales

    drop, Craigslist

    offers free ads

    craig New-markCreated Craig-slist as a San Francisco forum in 1995.

    San Francisco Boston Chicago New York Portland San Diego Seattle Washington, D.C. Austin Atlanta Denver Vancouver, B.C. Sacramento los Angeles

    the first 14 Craigslist cities

    eddie liNBlogger and founder of Deep end Dining.

    Nico PitNeyFirst blogger to ask a question at a White House press conference.

  • A2 | WedneSday, May 22, 2013

    lookinginto

    the INterNet

    -compiled by Dan Reidel

    From ARPANET to your desk

    Technology changes the world

    The creation of the personal computer revolutionizes the way people access information. The computer goes from a machine that fits in a room to a machine that fits on a desk.

    Even more portable than the desktop PC, laptops can be taken to and from work or home.

    Computers that fit in a pocket, the smartphone rede-fines what it means to be mobile and introduces the touchscreen.

    Filling a niche between the smartphone and the PC or laptop, the tablet market is growing exponentially.

    Once upon a time ago, people had to connect to a phone line to access the Internet. With wireless Inter-net everywhere from Starbucks to the laundrymat, Facebook is only a click away.

    PC

    laptop

    Smartphone

    tablet

    WiFi

    The first modem is created as a way to transfer data over phone lines. It evolved in the 90s as the Internet began to be widely used and modern modems can transfer data at speeds up to 300 Mb per second.

    Modems

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    Guttenberg pressJohannes Guttenberg in-vents the movable type press in 1440, revolutionizing the way printing is done and effectively eliminating the town crier.

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    Benjamin Franklinfranklin begins the modern style of journalism. Before franklin, news was commisioned by the crown. franklin believes in printing truth without

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    Matthew BradyBrady photographs battle carnage during the Civil War. the photos are redrawn for newspapers by illustrators because presses cant print photos, but the photojournalist is

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    Yellow journalismWilliam randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer battle for readers with sensational stories that push the U.S. into the Spanish-american war. the style is named after

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    World Wide Webthe interntet becomes accessible for millions and many of the roles newspapers fill are replaced by news sites and Craigslist.the industry is slow to

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    Early 18th century

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    the past

    Rise of the Internet1990s

    American Civil War1860s

    The U.S. Department of Defense creates ARPANET in 1969 as a way to access research from any place in the country.

    ArPANet

    Intel creates the first dynamic random access memory in 1970 which allows computers to access selected bytes of memory. the first commercially available computer, the HP 9800 uses DRAM.

    D-rAM

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