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The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies offers an unprecedented collection of essays addressing the key issues and debates shaping the field of Digital Journalism Studies today. Across the last decade, journalism has undergone many changes, which have driven scholars to reassess its most fundamental questions, and in the face of digital change, to ask again: 'Who is a journalist?' and 'What is journalism?'. This companion explores a developing scholarly agenda committed to understanding digital journalism and brings together the work of key scholars seeking to address key theoretical concerns and solve unique methodological riddles. Compiled of 58 original essays from distinguished academics across the globe, this Companion draws together the work of those making sense of this fundamental reconceptualization of journalism, and assesses its impacts on journalism's products, its practices, resources, and its relationship with audiences. It also outlines the challenge presented by studying digital journalism and, more importantly, offers a first set of answers. This collection is the very first of its kind to attempt to distinguish this emerging field as a unique area of academic inquiry. Through identifying its core questions and presenting its fundamental debates, this Companion sets the agenda for years to come in defining this new field of study as Digital Journalism Studies, making it an essential point of reference for students and scholars of journalism.show more

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,224.7g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 black & white illustrations, 9 black & white tables, 16 black & white halftones
  • 113888796X
  • 9781138887961

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This outstanding volume includes insights from every leading scholar doing thought provoking research on digital journalism. Everything you need to know about the state of contemporary journalism: the why, the how, and with what effect - it's all here, in this engaging and forward thinking Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head, Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago. Bob Franklin and Scott Eldridge have created a foundational text for the development of digital journalism studies as an emerging interdisciplinary field of study. The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies is a masterful collection, addressing key ideas, issues and concerns shaping the field and exploring conceptual, professional, methodological and ethical considerations related to digital journalism studies. Framed globally, this must-read text includes 58 original articles, which focus on the implications of economic, cultural, social, political and technological conditions facing digital journalism studies while addressing key changes in the way people now engage with news and information. Bonnie Brennen, Nieman Professor of Journalism, Marquette University, USA. The world of news and journalism is changing fast as the internet has become a common means of news gathering and distribution. The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies offers a comprehensive collection of essays analysing 'digital journalism' and 'Digital Journalism Studies' and makes an irreplaceable and timely contribution to the field. Very familiar concepts like news and journalism are now up for complete overhaul, and this essential compilation of original work provides a major input to this task. Peter Golding, Emeritus Professor, Northumbria University, UK.show more

About Bob Franklin

Bob Franklin is Professor of Journalism Studies at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. He is the founding editor of the journals Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies. His most recent book is The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty (2015). Scott A. Eldridge II is an Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies and Media at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. His research and publications focus on changing concepts of journalism and the challenges to journalism's identity presented by emerging digital actors. He is Reviews Editor for the journal Digital Journalism and is on the editorial boards of Digital Journalism and the Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Defining Digital Journalism Studies Scott A. Eldridge II and Bob Franklin Part I - Conceptualizing Digital Journalism Studies * What's Digital? What's Journalism Asmaa Malik and Ivor Shapiro * Deconstructing Digital Journalism Studies Laura Ahva and Steen Steensen * Digital Journalism Ethics Stephen J. A. Ward * The Digital Journalist: The journalistic field, boundaries, and disquieting change Scott A. Eldridge II * The Time(s) of News Websites Henrik Bodker * Digital footage from conflict zones: The politics of authenticity Lilie Chouliaraki * Gatekeeping and Agenda-setting: Extant or extinct in a digital era? Peter Bro Part II - Investigating Digital Journalism * Rethinking Research Methods for Digital Journalism Studies Helle Sjovaag and Michael Karlsson * Automating Massive-Scale Analysis of News Content Thomas Lansdall-Welfare, Justin Lewis and Nello Cristianini * The Ethnography of Digital Journalism Chris Paterson * Investigating 'Churnalism' in real Time News Tom Van Hout and Sarah Van Leuven * Digital Journalism and Big Data: Conceptualizing the relationship Seth Lewis * Exploring Digital Journalism with Web Surveys Annika Bergstrom and Jenny Wiik Part III - Financial Strategies for Digital Journalism * Funding Digital Journalism: The challenges of consumers and the economic value of news Robert Picard * Resourcing a Viable Digital Journalism Jonathan Hardy * Newspaper paywalls and corporate revenues: A comparative study Merja Myllylahti * Computational Journalism and the Emergence of News Platforms Nicholas Diakopoulos * Crowdsourcing in open journalism: Benefits, challenges, and value creation Tanja Aitamurto * Community and Hyperlocal Journalism: A 'sustainable' model? Kristy Hess and Lisa Waller Part IV - Digital Journalism Studies: Issues and Debates * Mobile News: The future of digital journalism Oscar Westlund * Digital Journalism and Tabloid Journalism Marco T. Bastos * Automated Journalism: A posthuman future for digital news? Matt Carlson * Citizen Journalism: Connections, contradictions and conflicts Melissa Wall * User Comments and Civility in YouTube Thomas B. Ksiazek and Limor Peer * Digital Transparency and Accountability Martin Eide Part V - Developing Digital Journalism Practice * Data, Algorithms and Code: Implications for journalism practice in the digital age John V. Pavlik * Self-referential Practices in Journalism: Metacoverage and metasourcing Nete Norgaard Kristensen and Mette Mortensen * Live blogs, sources, and objectivity: The contradictions of real-time online reporting Neil Thurman and Aljosha Karim Schapals * Follow the Click? Journalistic autonomy and web analytics Edson C. Tandoc Jr. * Journalists' Uses of Hypertext Juliette De Maeyer * Computer-mediated Creativity and Investigative Journalism Meredith Broussard Part VI - Digital Journalism and Audiences * Making Audience Engagement Visible: Publics for journalism on social media platforms Axel Bruns * Constructing News with Audiences: A longitudinal study of CNN's integration of participatory journalism You Li and Lea Hellmueller * Revisiting the Audience Turn in Journalism: How a user-based approach changes the meanings of clicks, transparency and citizen participation Irene Costera Meijer and Tim Groot Kormelink * Between Proximity and Distance: Including the audience in journalism (research) Wiebke Loosen and Jan-Hinrik Schmidt * Audiences and Information Repertoires Uwe Hasebrink * The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Digital News Audiences Chris Peters Part VII - Digital Journalism and Social Media * Transformations of Journalism Culture Folker Hanusch * Social Media and Journalism: Hybridity, convergence, audiences and fragmentation Agnes Gulyas * Twitter, Breaking the News and Hybridity in Journalism Alfred Hermida * Journalists' Uses of Twitter Ulrika Hedman and Monika Djerf-Pierre * Facebook and News Journalism Steve Paulussen, Raymond A. Harder and Michiel Johnson * The Solo Videojournalist as Social Storyteller: Capturing subjectivity and realism with a digital toolkit and editorial vision David Hedley Part VIII - Digital Journalism Content * Converged Media Content: Reshaping the 'legacy' of legacy media in the online scenario Jose A. Garcia-Aviles, Klaus Meier and Andy Kaltenbrunner * Newspapers and Reporting: Keystones of the journalistic field David Ryfe * The New Kids on the Block: The pictures, text, time-shifted audio and podcasts of digital radio journalism online Guy Starkey * Longform Narrative Journalism: 'Snow Fall' and beyond David Dowling and Travis Vogan * Photojournalism and Citizen Witnessing Stuart Allan * Developments in Infographics Murray Dick Part IX - Global Digital Journalism * Social Media Transforming News: Increasing public accountability in China - within limits Joyce Nip * Social Media and Radio Journalism in South Africa Tanja Bosch * A Conundrum of Contras: The 'Murdochization' of Indian journalism in a digital age Prasun Sonwalkar *'Data trumps intuition every time': Computational journalism and the digital transformation of punditry Brian McNair and Terry Flew * Social Media Use, Journalism, and Violence in the Northern Mexico Border Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante and Jeannine E. Relly * Newsroom Convergence: A comparative study of European public service broadcasting organizations Ainara Larrondo, Ivar John Erdal, Pere Masip and Hilde Van den Bulck Part X - Future Directions * Whistleblowing in a Digital Age: Journalism after Manning and Snowden Einar Thorsen * Surveillance in a Digital Age Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Epilogue: Digital Journalism, A golden age, a data-driven dream, a paradise for readers - or the proletarianization of a profession? Toby Millershow more