[Keyword: online journalism]
. The Association of Online Publishers
(AOP) should be re-named The Association of Good News for Online Publishers, given how many positive reports they seem to have released in the last year. The latest research predicts the UK's web publishing industry will grow "by 37 per cent in 2006 thanks to a growth in online advertising", reports Journalism.co.uk
"The association's annual census found publishers to be optimistic about
business growth, spurred on by increasing broadband take-up, developments in
mobile technology and the success of web communities. Buoyant online advertising
is also contributing to increased confidence in the industry."