Masscommunication in whichbooks, magazines, newspapers are based on printing
technology or radio television based on electro-magnetic technology has taken a different
dimension and took its modern way with the discovery of the Internet at the end of the past
century. Internet technology which is used by almost all sectors, has drawn the attention of
the media sector also at the end of the 20th century. Media managers by effectively using the
means of Internet -which enables to provide news to a larger amount of society in a more
cheaper way- has moved their newspapers over Internet. This situation has revealed a new
tool of mass communication that is called internet journalism.
In this study, the advantages and disadvantages of Internet for journalism has been determined
by comparing traditional newspapers with the Internet newspapers. In this context, Turkey’s
most read, Cumhuriyet, Hürriyet, Milliyet, Sabah, Yeni Safak, and Zaman’s traditional
newspapers and Internet newspapers are examined by comparing them for a 10 day period.
Traditional and online newspapers review especially made by counting and comparing the
news and the photographs on the arts and culture pages. When all the findings are evaluated,
it is seenthat Internet Journalismis atthestage of development in Turkey and affects traditional
journalism through the opportunities that it provides.