1st Edition

Definitions of Digital Journalism (Studies)

    102 Pages
    by Routledge

    102 Pages
    by Routledge

    Definitions of Digital Journalism (Studies) offers an authoritative and highly accessible point of entry into current debates and definitions of digital journalism and digital journalism studies.

    Journalism continues to evolve as it increasingly shifts to digital forms, practices, and spaces, challenging traditional notions of what journalism is and what it should be. As scholars and practitioners make sense, adapt to, or seek to withstand the different facets of change confronting the field, it is important to clarify the contours of what we are studying. Studies of digital journalism have usually assumed, if not taken for granted, what digital journalism means. But navigating the rapidly expanding scholarship in this area requires clarification of our core concept. This book brings together journalism scholars from around the world to tease out what digital journalism stands for, and what digital journalism scholarship looks like.

    This book offers a timely guide for scholars and practitioners of digital journalism. It aims to help undergraduate and graduate students, as well as journalism scholars, in positioning their work within the field of digital journalism studies.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Digital Journalism.

    1. Digital Journalism (Studies): Defining the Field

    Scott A. Eldridge II, Kristy Hess, Edson C. Tandoc Jr and Oscar Westlund

    2. What Does Digital Journalism Studies Look Like?

    Steen Steensen, Anna M. Grøndahl, Larsen, Yngve Benestad Hågvar and Birgitte Kjos Fonn

    3. Locating the "Digital" in Digital Journalism Studies: Transformations in Research

    Sue Robinson, Seth C. Lewis and Matt Carlson

    4. Digital Journalism: Defined, Refined, or Re-defined

    Andrew Duffy and Ang Peng Hwa

    5. The 5Ws and 1H of Digital Journalism

    Silvio Waisbord

    6. Digital Journalism as Symptom, Response, and Agent of Change in the Platformed Media Environment

    Jean Burgess and Edward Hurcombe

    7. Why Journalism Is About More Than Digital Technology

    Barbie Zelizer

    8. Navigating the Scholarly Terrain: Introducing the Digital Journalism Studies Compass

    Scott A. Eldridge II, Kristy Hess, Edson C. Tandoc Jr and Oscar Westlund


    Scott A. Eldridge II, Assistant Professor, Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands; Associate Editor, Digital Journalism.

    Kristy Hess, Associate Professor, Deakin University, Australia; Associate Editor, Digital Journalism.

    Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Associate Editor, Digital Journalism.

    Oscar Westlund, Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway; research leader for the Digital Journalism Research Group; Editor-in-Chief, Digital Journalism.