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1st Edition

Digital Journalism Studies
The Key Concepts

ISBN 9781138223066
Published June 10, 2019 by Routledge
334 Pages

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Book Description

Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts provides an authoritative, research-based "first stop-must read" guide to the study of digital journalism.

This cutting-edge text offers a particular focus on developments in digital media technologies and their implications for all aspects of the working practices of journalists and the academic field of journalism studies, as well as the structures, funding and products of the journalism industries.

A selection of entries include the topics:

  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Citizen journalism;
  • Clickbait;
  • Drone journalism;
  • Fake news;
  • Hyperlocal journalism;
  • Native advertising;
  • News bots;
  • Non-profit journalism;
  • User comment threads;
  • Viral news;
  • WikiLeaks.

Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible read for students, academics and researchers interested in Digital Journalism and Digital Journalism Studies, as well as the broader fields of media, communication and cultural studies.

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Bob Franklin was Foundation Chair in Journalism Studies at Cardiff University from 2005-2018, founding editor of the journals Digital Journalism (2013-2018), Journalism Practice (2007-2018) and Journalism Studies (2000-2018) and editor of Routledge’s book series Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism. Recent publications include The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies (2019, with Scott Eldridge II).

Lily Canter  is a hybrid journalist-academic. She balances working as a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with her freelance career as a consumer affairs journalist writing for the Guardian, Metro, Moneywise and digital native news websites. Her academic research, published in international journals, examines journalism and social media, local newspapers, education and freelancing.



"The terminology around digital journalism has evolved every bit as fast as the technology. Combining the utility of a jargon buster with the scholarly heft of a research sourcebook, Franklin and Canter provide an eminently clear and readable guide to our contemporary understanding of new and emerging concepts in journalism studies. Keep this one handy – you’ll be consulting it often!"

Jane B. Singer, City, University of London, UK 


"An essential guide for anyone interested in how technology has upended traditional journalism and the key ideas, issues and problems that have emerged as a result."

Richard Sambrook, Cardiff University, UK