This site is part of my undergraduate project looking into whether journalistic weblogs are forming an alternative to mainstream news sites or becoming part of a regular user's news intake.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Welcome

Hello,

Welcome to my blog investigating journalism in weblogs. My name is Alastair and I am currently studying Publishing with Journalism at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. I am in year 4 and this site is part of my dissertation research.

The intention of this project is to look at what role weblogs of a journalistic nature play in a user's consumption of news online. Are journalistic weblogs used as a sole news source by internet users? Is the popularity of these sites increasing like blogging in general? What inclines people to find and regularly read journalistic weblogs?

Shortly there will be a questionnaire link posted up. Anyone who would like to take this (whether a reader or blogger), would be helping me greatly in my research.

Thanks for reading and feel free to get in contact if you have any questions: alchivers@hotmail.co.uk

Alastair