Continuing to Demystify Web Lingo

By Ellyn Angelotti
Interactivity Editor and Adjunct Faculty

In October of 2007, we introduced the WebSpeak column, a feature to help improve journalists' comfort with the rapidly evolving lingo of online journalism.

Since then, Staff Development Editor Dana Eagles and Online Producer Danny Sanchez of the Orlando Sentinel have defined nearly 50 terms -- from blogroll to sockpuppetry -- creating a robust online glossary of online journalism-related terms.

So now we'd like to ask you all, what else would you like to know?

  • Take a few minutes and peruse our glossary of words that journalists encounter when working in online journalism (navigate through all terms by using the "More" button at the bottom of the column page).
  • Post a comment to this article with any other words or concepts that you would like us to help you understand or define.
  • Ellyn Angelotti

    Since joining The Poynter Institute in 2007, Ellyn Angelotti has helped Poynter explore the journalistic values and the legal challenges related to new technologies, especially social media.


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