The news online
Instead of solely reading newspapers to get information, more and more people are visiting news portals online to keep abreast of the times. Below are some of the popular ones.
Reddit is a social news website filled with links to articles in online publications.
Users can post links on the site which they deem interesting or worthy of sharing. They can post comments and vote on the articles. The links are ranked according to the number of hits each of them generates. News articles are classified into different sections like politics, business and entertainment. Those ranked at the top are often interesting journalistic gems that might be overlooked by readers of traditional main papers.
OhmyNews International is the English and international version of popular South Korean online citizen journalism newspaper OhmyNews. It is established by OhmyNews founder Oh Yeon Ho in 2004. Its motto is 'Every citizen in the world is a reporter.' It currently has 3,000 citizen reporters from 100 nations.
Registered citizen reporters edit and publish articles on the site. Without staff reporters, it relies solely on the contribution of its amateur reporters.
Wikinews is different from Wikipedia in that entries of the former are written as a news report as opposed to an encyclopedia entry.
Unlike other online citizen journalist websites like Indymedia and OhmyNews whose users usually put their own slant on the articles, Wikinews adopts a neutral point of view.