The best online newswriting differs from print newswriting; and journalism students can, and should, learn those differences.
Those are the words of Robert Niles writing on the online journalism review
Whilst the author accepts that much writing online is simply transposition of the print version,Robert believes that the web gives 4 unique opportunities.These are blogs,wikis,discussion boards and feed writing.
He suggests that students:
first focus on single task unknown to print journalists: search engine optimization
The art of writing headlines that will get picked up in a search engine request.Have a read of the article