(Question 1) – Cody Harris

8 03 2013

1)   Compare the size of the news hole for the main story in a traditional newspaper and the main story in an online newspaper. Estimate the number of words in the traditional version and compare them with the online version of the same article. Follow all the hypertext links available on the online story and count the additional words on these links. Have the online versions lived up tho the analyst’ prediction of infinite news holes.

The size of the article that I analysed was exactly the same as the print version. It was the exact same length and had the exact same images and title. The online version did not differ to the print version. The only difference to the article was the online version was running ads on the story rather than having an ad section. Other than that it was an exact copy of the printed version.