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Why readers prefer online

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On the second day of the war, traffic at top news Web sites grew by nearly 80 percent, according to ComScore Media Metrix. The Washington Post reports that many have turned to the Internet for information to have more control over what they see: "I think I prefer the online, because you can regulate it," said Ilona Arnold-Berkovits, 31, of Washington. "You can read the headlines and decide what to read." Co-worker Barbara Holton, 50, of Washington, said, "You can pick and choose what you expose yourself to." Partners With API

General News, Special Features has formed a publishing alliance with The Media Center at the American Press Institute to jointly encourage better online and multi-platform convergence journalism. The site will remain much the same, but you'll notice a few changes: a new banner, and a new resources section that now combines the jobs, books, education and other resources pages. will become a service of The Media Center, incorporated with its other information and training services. Read the announcement.

Is the News Better Naked?

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The stripping anchors on have got a lot of headlines, but Terry Anzur's take on the sexy newscast for the Online Journalism Review is by far the most clever. Anzur compared the quality of the nude news on the Web site to that of local TV stations and found the naked truth. Have you watched the NakedNews?