News 2.0

Can Journalism Survive the Internet?

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Author: Martin Hirst

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742370576

Category: Computers

Page: 242

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There have never been so many ways of producing news and news-like content. From podcasts, to YouTube, blogs and the phenomenal popularity of social media, seismic shifts are underway in global media. News 2.0 bridges the gap between theory and practice to present an integrated approach to journalism that redefines the profession.

News 2.0

Can journalism survive the Internet?

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Author: Martin Hirst

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742692192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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There have never been so many ways of producing news and news-like content. From podcasts, to YouTube, blogs and the phenomenal popularity of social media, seismic shifts are underway in global media. News 2.0 bridges the gap between theory and practice to present an integrated approach to journalism that redefines the profession. Key ideas in journalism theory, political economy and media studies are used to explore the changing cultures of journalism in an historical context. Hirst explains the fragmentation of the mass audience for news products, and how digital commerce has disconnected consumers from real democracy. He argues that journalism requires a restatement of the role of journalists as public intellectuals with a commitment to truth, trust and the public interest. '... a powerful reply to those whose utopian dreams cloud their thinking about the political, social, economic and cultural implications of digital convergence.' - Vincent Mosco, Canada Research Chair, Queen's University '... essential reading for students, journalists and everyone interested in the future of news and journalism.' - Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff University '... tackles the urgent questions that surround journalism from a pragmatic yet radical perspective.' - Janet Wasko, Knight Chair in Communication Research, University of Oregon 'Anyone interested in where journalism finds itself now, and where it may be headed any time soon, should start by reading this book.' - Michael Bromley, Professor of Journalism, University of Queensland

Can Journalism Survive?

An Inside Look at American Newsrooms

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Author: David M. Ryfe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074566413X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Journalists have failed to respond adequately to the challenge of the Internet, with far-reaching consequences for the future of journalism and democracy. This is the compelling argument set forth in this timely new text, drawing on the most extensive ethnographic fieldwork in American newsrooms since the 1970s. David Ryfe argues that journalists are unable or unwilling to innovate for a variety of reasons: in part because habits are sticky and difficult to dislodge; in part because of their strategic calculation that the cost of change far exceeds its benefit; and in part because basic definitions of what journalism is, and what it is for, anchor journalism to tradition even when journalists prefer to change. The result is that journalism is unraveling as an integrated social field; it may never again be a separate and separable activity from the broader practice of producing news. One thing is certain: whatever happens next, it will have dramatic consequences for the role journalism plays in democratic society and perhaps will transform its basic meaning and purpose. Can Journalism Survive? is essential and provocative reading for all concerned with the future of journalism and society.

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

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Author: Martin Conboy,John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317629477

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections: Media History Debates Media and Society The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows: Newspapers Magazines Radio Film Television Digital Media The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Navigating Social Journalism

A Handbook for Media Literacy and Citizen Journalism

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Author: Martin Hirst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131540124X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Public trust in the once powerful institutions of the News Establishment is declining. Sharing, curating and producing news via social media channels may offer an alternative, if the difficult process of verification can be mastered by social journalists operating outside of the newsroom. Navigating Social Journalism examines the importance of digital media literacy and how we should all be students of the media. Author Martin Hirst emphasizes the responsibility that individuals should take when consuming the massive amounts of media we encounter on a daily basis. This includes information we gather from online media, streaming, podcasts, social media and other formats. The tools found here will help students critically evaluate any incoming media and, in turn, produce their own media with their own message. This book aims both to help readers understand the current state of news media through theory and provide practical techniques and skills to partake in constructive social journalism.

Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africa

A Connected Continent

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Author: Bruce Mutsvairo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137554509

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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This book investigates the role of citizen journalism in railroading social and political changes in sub-Saharan Africa. Case studies are drawn from research conducted by leading scholars from the fields of media studies, journalism, anthropology and history, who uniquely probe the real impact of technologies in driving change in Africa.

The Internet and European Integration

Pro- and Anti-EU Debates in Online News Media

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Author: Michailidou, Asimina,Trenz, Hans-Jörg,de Wilde, Pieter

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 384740153X

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book offers a wealth of original empirical data on how online media shape EU contestation. Taking a public sphere perspective, the authors highlight the myths and truths about the nature of audience-driven online media content and show how public demands for legitimacy are at the heart of the much-analyzed politicization of European integration. What EU citizens most intensely debate online are the fundamental questions of what the European institutions stand for and how they can be held accountable. Drawing on innovative and rigorous analysis of online media ownership, journalistic content and online readers’ inputs, the authors piece together the components of the dynamic nature of EU contestation and the degree of convergence towards Euroscepticism across EU member states in the first years of the Eurocrisis. There is no doubt that EU citizens have strong opinions about the EU and interactive online media allow these opinions to come to the fore, to be challenged and amplified both within and beyond national public spheres. Yet, for all its potential to unite European publics, online EU contestation remains firmly anchored in offline news media frames, while citizens and journalists alike struggle to put forward a clear vision of the future EU polity.

Out of Print

Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

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Author: George Brock

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities. In Out of Print George Brock guides readers through the history, present state and future of journalism, highlighting how and why journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands and opportunities of new conditions. He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age.

The Online Journalism Handbook

Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age

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Author: Paul Bradshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645138

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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The Online Journalism Handbook has established itself globally as the leading guide to the fast-moving world of digital journalism, showcasing the multiple possibilities for researching, writing and storytelling offered to journalists through new technologies. In this new edition, Paul Bradshaw presents an engaging mix of technological expertise with real world practical guidance to illustrate how those training and working as journalists can improve the development, presentation and global reach of their story through web-based technologies. The new edition is thoroughly revised and updated, featuring: a significantly expanded section on the history of online journalism business models; a new focus on the shift to mobile-first methods of consumption and production; a brand new chapter on online media law written by Professor Tim Crook of Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; a redeveloped section on interactivity, with an introduction to coding for journalists; advice on the journalistic uses of vertical video, live video, 360 and VR. The Online Journalism Handbook is a guide for all journalism students and professional journalists, as well as being of key interest to digital media practitioners.

We the Media

Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People

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Author: Dan Gillmor

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596102275

Category: Computers

Page: 301

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Not content to accept the news as reported, grassroots journalists are publishing in real time to a worldwide audience via the Internet. The impact of their work is just beginning to be felt by professional journalists and the newsmakers they cover. Dan Gillmor tells the story of this phenomenon.

Beyond News

The Future of Journalism

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Author: Mitchell Stephens

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231159382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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For a century and a half, journalists made a good business out of selling the latest news or selling ads next to that news. Now that news pours out of the Internet and our mobile devices—fast, abundant, and mostly free—that era is ending. Our best journalists, Mitchell Stephens argues, instead must offer original, challenging perspectives—not just slightly more thorough accounts of widely reported events. His book proposes a new standard: “wisdom journalism,” an amalgam of the more rarified forms of reporting—exclusive, enterprising, investigative—and informed, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on current events. This book features an original, sometimes critical examination of contemporary journalism, both on- and offline. And it finds inspiration for a more ambitious and effective understanding of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, as well as in a selection of outstanding twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin’s eighteenth-century writings. Most attempts to deal with journalism’s current crisis emphasize technology. This book emphasizes mindsets and the need to rethink what journalism has been and might become.

Journalism Next

A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

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Author: Mark Briggs

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506311032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Third Edition of Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing is the most informed, practical, and succinct guide to digital technology for journalists. Author Mark Briggs’ forward-thinking techniques and accessible style prepares today’s journalists for tomorrow’s media landscape transformations. Readers will learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile technology, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and convey compelling stories. Briggs helps readers quickly improve their digital literacy by presenting the basics and building on them to progress towards more specialized skills within multimedia. Readers will become equipped to better manage online communities and build an online audience. Journalism Next is a quick yet valuable read that provides a detailed roadmap for journalists to reference time and time again.

Singularity Sky

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Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441011797

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

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In a world transformed by the Eschaton, a sentient artificial intelligence, the colony of New Republic, founded by people who wanted no part of the technological revolution, is threatened by an information plague of advanced technology. Reprint.

Online journalism

principles and practices of news for the Web

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Author: James C. Foust

Publisher: Holcomb Hathaway Pubs

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 271

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Blur

How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

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Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193012

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A critical guide in an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear.

The Vanishing Newspaper [2nd Ed]

Saving Journalism in the Information Age

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Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 082621858X

Category: History

Page: 245

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"In this edition, Meyer's analysis of the correlation between newspaper quality and profitability is updated and applied to recent developments in the newspaper industry. Meyer argues that understanding the relationship between quality and profit is central to sustaining journalistic excellence and preserving journalism's unique social functions." -- Provided by the publisher.

Communication and New Media

From Broadcast to Narrowcast

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Author: Martin Hirst,John Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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A new approachUsing a political economy approach, the authors argue the era of mass communication--of broadcast communication to mass audiences--is over. In the digital age, audiences have been atomised down to a single individual with a mobile phone--the message is narrowcast to the audience, which is composed of singular citizen-consumers.Comprehensive introduction to media and communications Traces the historical development from mass communication to new technologies Examines the economic organisation of media old and new Presents theoretical frameworks about the media Explores how 'new' media extends and eclipses 'old' media Focuses not only on industries and technologies but also on their social and political impacts Introduces the unique concept of the surveillance economy Delivers a strong focus on ethics, regulation and governanceAccessible and relevant, with real-world examples Packed with features to help students learn, including examples, case studies, chapter objectives, key words and concepts Focused and sequential in themes An engaging and direct style of writing Real-life examples from new media practitioners about their transition to new technologies Examples and case studies based on real knowledge of how the communication industries work

The Future of Quality News Journalism

A Cross-Continental Analysis

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Author: Peter Anderson,Michael Williams,George Ogola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134108575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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In the face of the continuously changing challenges of the digital age, it is difficult for quality news journalism to survive on any significant scale if a means for adequately funding it is not available. This new study, a follow-up to 2007’s The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies, includes a comparative analysis of possible alternative business models that may save the future of the quality news business across the developed, intermediate, and developing worlds. Its detailed evaluation encompasses also the different ways in which wider key issues are affecting the prospects for quality news as a core ingredient of effectively working democracies. It focuses on the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Kenya, and selected parts of the Arab World, providing a comprehensive cross-cultural survey of different approaches to addressing these various issues. To keep the study firmly rooted in the "real world" the contributors include distinguished practitioners as well as experienced academics.

Making Online News

Newsroom ethnographies in the second decade of internet journalism. Vol. 2

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Author: David Domingo

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433110641

Category: Computers

Page: 185

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Contributors use ethnographic methodologies to provide empirical evidence about developments in online newsrooms and present twelve case studies of newsrooms around the world including Belgium, Norway, Zimbabwe, and Malaysia.

The Internet Trap

How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy

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Author: Matthew Hindman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184070

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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A book that challenges everything you thought you knew about the online economy The internet was supposed to fragment audiences and make media monopolies impossible. Instead, behemoths like Google and Facebook now dominate the time we spend online—and grab all the profits from the attention economy. The Internet Trap explains how this happened. This provocative and timely book sheds light on the stunning rise of the digital giants and the online struggles of nearly everyone else—and reveals what small players can do to survive in a game that is rigged against them. Matthew Hindman shows how seemingly tiny advantages in attracting users can snowball over time. The internet has not reduced the cost of reaching audiences—it has merely shifted who pays and how. Challenging some of the most enduring myths of digital life, Hindman explains why the internet is not the postindustrial technology that has been sold to the public, how it has become mathematically impossible for grad students in a garage to beat Google, and why net neutrality alone is no guarantee of an open internet. He also explains why the challenges for local digital news outlets and other small players are worse than they appear and demonstrates what it really takes to grow a digital audience and stay alive in today’s online economy. The Internet Trap shows why, even on the internet, there is still no such thing as a free audience.