The price wars in the newspaper market may help to keep costs down, but it can still be expensive to keep up to date with what the pundits are saying or just to make sure you see all the sides of a story. As more and more newspapers and magazines put information on the Web, however, it's cheaper than it has ever been to obtain a balanced view, whether you're after hard news, style or music reporting.
In fact, with the ease of Web access today, there are probably more online magazines than printed ones around, but just as the introduction of DTP didn't turn everyone into graphic designers overnight, so the introduction of the Web hasn't turned bad writing into good and high-quality online publications are few and far between. We've looked at a sample of the major online titles listed here - it's impossible to cover them all in such a small space - and as with many other areas of the Internet, even some of the people who should know better have produced Web sites which are little more than a token effort.
That's not to say that you won't find plenty of useful information on the Web; there really is a lot of good quality writing and reporting online, but it can take some effort to find.
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