Based on a content analysis, this article claims that on-line newspapers in Asia provide a diversity of information to a world audience. Through the selection process of news to be reported. the online newspapers have provided an Asian perspective to the flow of information. Unlike the traditional Western approach to news, Asian on-line newspapers present a more positive orientation to the way Asia is represented but generally also to the way that the rest of the world is covered as well. The research findings provide a framework to examine, in part, new channels of news open to the world as an alternative to the Big Four news agencies.
Recommended CitationElliott, C., Online newspapers in Asia: Computer-mediated press and the flow of news, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 5, 1998, 52-67.