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ISSN: 2165-7912

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
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Research Article

Communication Revolution: Online Newspaper Media in Sri Lanka?

W.A.M.C. Wijayaratne1 and Faiz MMT Marikar2*

1Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, BoC Merchant Tower, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Rajarata, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

*Corresponding Author:
Faiz MMT Marikar
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
University of Rajarata, Saliyapura
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Received Date: October 03, 2012; Accepted Date: October 27, 2012; Published Date: November 06, 2012

Citation: Wijayaratne WAMC, Marikar FMMT (2012) Communication Revolution: Online Newspaper Media in Sri Lanka? J Mass Commun Journalism 2:128. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000128

Copyright: © 2012 Wijayaratne WAMC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Online mass media was often linked to the word with online newspapers in this study, which generally refers to an exchange of information. In the recent years there has been much debate on the impact of new communication media on the household online newspapers. In Sri Lanka, online newspapers have been rapid, but lack of work was done to test public acceptance of online news media with respect to printed newspapers. The present study  deals with communication revolution of online newspaper media in Sri Lanka. Research was derived into several areas. Main focused area was to find out whether after communication revolution of online newspapers how it was affected the printed newspapers and find out, how readers perceive the credibility of online newspapers with the experiences with the Internet, online newspapers, and familiarity with printed newspapers sociologically analyzed in the study. According to study, a questionnaire for the users was emailed. In addition fourteen individual websites of newspapers were examined and Sri Lankan online news media was a symbol as well as a reflection of Sri Lankan society, finally extremely increasing trend was observed.


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