Published and Broadcast Information

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=5&

This article from the NY Times is very interesting. Of course this site is very trustworthy as it is one of the most important news papers in the whole world.

It talks about the importance of digital textbooks and how they are slowly replacing normal textbooks. This, in my opinion, is a positive thing. An obvious advantage is the amount of space you save. Sometimes textbooks are very big and heavy, and it is a real pain to carry them around all day. With this, you can carry them in a device as big as your palm, along with several other things. Another advantage mentioned in the article is the amount of money you save. In California, they will give free math and science digital textbooks. Textbooks can be really expensive, but the digital world allows us to buy in much cheaper, even get it for free like in California, because the production costs are much less. Also digital courses are a very good idea, as you can have them any time you feel necessary. You can also go back to a part you didn´t really understand. This article states a very positive thing which will basically make our lives easier and more efficient.

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Published and Broadcast Information

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/feb/20/what-effect-internet-on-journalism

This article is relevant to the topic studied because it analyses the effect of the internet on Published and Broadcast Information. During this article, the author(Aleks Krotoski), analyses the importance of internet-based journalism nowadays and how it has damaged old-fashioned press practices.  “The web’s effect on news reporting is considered the most clear evidence that this is a revolutionary technology: news editors – and in some cases, the governments that they observe – are no longer the gatekeepers to information because costs of distribution have almost completely disappeared. If knowledge is power, the web is the greatest tool in the history of the world.” says Krotoski. With this paragraph, she exemplifies her general view in relation to the topic.

As mentioned in previous posts I think we can consider this site as a reliable(valid) article.This article is reliable because it was published by The Guardian, which is a newspaper that was founded in 1821 and is one of the most read newspaper’s in the UK. This is also one of the 5 most read news website in the internet worldwide and has more than 4 million followers in Google+.