chapter  16
Reinventing Newspapers in a Digital Era: The Mobile e-Paper
ByWENDY VAN DEN BROECK, BRAM LIEVENS, AND JO PIERSON
Pages 15

This chapter focuses on how the newspaper as a medium is in the middle of a transition from an analogue “mobile” medium to a digital mobile medium. The newspaper has in fact always been a “mobile” medium, in the sense that readers could take this news medium with them on public transport, in the café, in the waiting room, or on other public places. In the fi rst phase of digitization the newspaper got fi xed to a desktop computer or at best to a laptop computer. But the next step is to “mobilize” the online newspaper, by giving the digital news content a “shell” that adequately enables everyday newspaper practices.