根據本文所研討的案例，新聞媒體逐漸有以網路上的訊息作為消息來源的趨勢。由於網路的互動特性，閱聽人可以經由網路輕易地傳送訊息，這使得大眾傳播時代媒體與受眾間原有的主從關係產稱蛻變。閱聽人在數位時代扮演主動的角色，將衝擊現有的新聞產製流程。 The internet`s impacts on society and culture have long been a popular issue since its emergence. Researchers, however, hardly place their interests on the changing journalism. Based upon the characteristics of the internet, this study attempts to analyze its influences over several aspects of journalism, including the newsroom, the sources, the audience, the ethics, and the construction of facts. The study also discusses two major cases, exploring feasible ideas for internet`s journalistic profession.
According to the cases, news media has widely adopted the messages flowing on the internet as news sources. Due to the characteristic of interactivity, people can easily publish their messages online, resulting in a transformation in relationship between the media and the audience. It is expected that the audience will play an active role in the digital age, which will significantly challenge the way of news processing in media organizations.