2013 Online Journalism Internships
With the rise in the prominence of the internet as the preferred media for information exchange, online journalism has seen a sharp increase in its popularity over the past decade. Contrary to the initial idea that online journalism would be an offshoot of print media, the increase in the number of subscribers to online information has made online journalism a unique and dynamic field that can function independently of or in conjunction with other media. Online journalism requires skills that are very different from other branches of journalism that makes internships in online journalism important for prospective journalists. Interns are provided on-the-job training to fine-tune the content in line with what online users demand and to vary the style according to subject and depth. Training includes concepts like search engine optimization, user-generated content management, and social media that are critical to driving traffic to websites.