There are few places in the world where technological changes are not resulting in new approaches to how journalists do their jobs and consumers get their news. Rakesh Kalshian
, an Indian journalist, describes the gold rush atmosphere created by Internet publications. But gold, he writes, has been hard to find. From Africa, Tanya Accone
, executive producer of MWeb Africa, reports that obstacles abound, such as a lack of access to technology and of a wired infrastructure, but so do potential payoffs as the Web helps journalists circumvent autocratic government restrictions. András Vágvölgyi
, a magazine writer in Hungary, visits Serbia and discovers that the new technology “is not just a tool but is freedom itself.” Songpol Kaopatumtip
, an editor at The Bangkok Post, writes about adapting to the arrival of computers and the Internet in the newsroom. Journalist Philip J. Cunningham
, who reports from many Asian countries, takes us along as he writes his stories at Internet cafés. Andreas Harsono
, managing editor of a monthly magazine in Jakarta, explores how Internet publications helped to topple a corrupt president but also how today’s widespread poverty curtails technology’s potential reach. And Françoise Lazare
, a reporter at Le Monde, tells how, for the first time, her newspaper used its interactive Web site to break a big story: Evidence accusing President Jacques Chirac of corruption could be seen on videotape.