Extant subgenre

A class of cybergenres in which the new genre emerges directly from a "genre existing in other media" (Shepherd & Watters, 1998, p. 2). Extant subgenres are genres which clearly "migrated" to the electronic medium.


Shepherd, M., & Watters, C. (1998). The evolution of cybergenres. In 31st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, ed. R.H. Sprague, Jr. Maui: IEEE Computer Society Press.


Newspapers are an extant subgenre that have been migrated online. 

Contributed by: 

Emerging Genres class, N.C. State University, Spring 2010

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