July 17, 2002 - Brown Bag Lunch with Patty Edmonds, Assistant Managing Editor Online

Online amplifies the news. Patty gave the interns an insightful look at the NPR website and the importance of the Internet as a tool to further expand the minds of listeners. The web makes presentations for shows and pieces from All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and the various desks. It bridges the gap between the internet and radio. The online news department routinely meets with producers and reporters to find out what to post on the web. In the beginning, web content was designed solely to supplement on-air content: complete interviews from which on-air clips were taken and in-depth explanations of stories. Recently, online news has expanded to include web-based journalism, which continues to grow as the audience becomes more involved in virtual media.

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