Editing, Online and Digital
David R. Thompson
Digital technologies have been used by newspaper and magazine editors since word processors – simple computers for writing—were introduced into newsrooms in the 1970s. Since the mid-1990s, digital editing has referred to the practice of working with digitized source materials: text written on a computer; photographs taken with a digital camera and prepared for publication using digital video editing software; video and audio captured, stored, and edited in digital format; and graphics (such as illustrations or information graphics) created on a computer. Online editing refers to using digital editing procedures to prepare material for publication on the World Wide Web. Early attempts to deliver digital news content were made in Great Britain. In 1970, one of the world's first teletext services was established. Television sets equipped with a box to decode the digital signal were used to display text and crude, low-definition graphics. Videotex soon followed, distributed by cable. In ...