Accession Number : ADA319924

Title :   Going Electronic with the Air Force Base Newspaper.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Holcombe, Stephanie A.

PDF Url : ADA319924

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : This case study examines the basic design of an existing online newspaper and applies that knowledge to designing an electronic Air Force base newspaper by studying the form and function of Sun.ONE, a joint electronic newspaper venture by the Gainesville Sun and the Interactive Media Lab at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. Studying Sun.ONE provides a baseline guide to help determine the feasibility of an electronic Air Force base newspaper, and whether a bulletin board system based or World Wide Web-based system would best serve the needs of the Air Force. Because of the rapidly-changing nature of the Internet and the World Wide Web, definitions were established for key terms to provide a common basis for discussion. This thesis provides a brief history of electronic publishing as well as the events leading up to Sun.ONE. The last two chapters focus on military base newspapers, and applies the information learned from the study to how an electronic Air Force base newspaper might achieve those same goals.

Descriptors :   *ONLINE SYSTEMS, *NEWSPAPERS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, THESES, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, INTERNET, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, ELECTRONIC MAIL.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE