The Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism series features ground breaking short form publications which engage with cutting edge technological and critical developments and debates in contemporary digital journalism theory and practice. Titles in the series explore emerging hot topics, present detailed case studies and offer new assessments of theoretical and conceptual innovations in relation to subjects including digital journalism ethics, robot news, data journalism, web metrics and online surveillance. Titles respond quickly to the latest developments in the field and showcase the work of best new and established critical thinkers in this vibrant and emerging area.
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Smartphones and the News
The Disputed Freedoms of a Disrupted Press
Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate
What is Digital Journalism Studies?
Arab Digital Journalism
Digital-Native News and the Remaking of Latin American Mainstream and Alternative Journalism
Digital Journalism in China
By Andrew Duffy
September 25, 2023
This book reviews recent studies into smartphones and the news, and argues that the greatest impact on news of the smartphone as a dominant technological artefact is to shift it away from an authoritative, fixed ‘first draft of history’ to become a fluid, flexible stream of...
By Ivor Shapiro
July 31, 2023
The Disputed Freedoms of a Disrupted Press explores the origins, connections, and contradictions evident amongst divergent understandings of press freedom around the world. Drawing on examples from various countries and cultures, this book distinguishes the universal right of free expression from ...
By Arjen van Dalen
May 30, 2023
This book provides a critical study of the power, trust, and legitimacy of algorithmic gatekeepers. The news and public information which citizens see and hear is no longer solely determined by journalists, but increasingly by algorithms. Van Dalen demonstrates the gatekeeping power of social ...
By Haiyan Wang
January 27, 2023
Disrupting Chinese Journalism provides a rich insight into the disruptive effects of digital technologies – especially smart-phones – on the Chinese print media market. Pulling from an extensive corpus of original research, including 191 face-to-face interviews with managers and journalists, and a ...
By Gregory P. Perreault
December 19, 2022
Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate explores the process by which digital journalists manage the coverage of hate speech and "hate groups," and considers how digital journalists can best avoid having their work used to lend legitimacy to hate. Leaning on more than 200 interviews with ...
By Steen Steensen, Oscar Westlund
December 19, 2022
What is Digital Journalism Studies? delves into the technologies, platforms, and audience relations that constitute digital journalism studies’ central objects of study, outlining its principal theories, the research methods being developed, its normative underpinnings, and possible futures for the...
By Noha Mellor
November 30, 2022
Responding to urgent calls to de-westernise Media and Journalism Studies and shed light on local agencies, this book examines digital journalistic practices in the Arab region, exploring how Arab journalists understand their roles and how digital technologies in Arab newsrooms are used to influence...
By Chrysi Dagoula
November 21, 2022
This book provides a critical account of the impact of Twitter on journalism, exploring how the news media has adapted to and normalised the use of the platform in the industry. Offering a comprehensive understanding of Twitter uses for journalistic purposes, this book explores the platform’s use ...
By Helle Sjøvaag
November 17, 2022
In the face of ongoing digitisation, The Markets for News examines how certain established economic features of the news industry have persisted and what makes them such stable frameworks for journalistic organisations. Drawing on an analysis of Scandinavian news industries, this text revises ...
By Summer Harlow
October 06, 2022
Digital-Native News and the Remaking of Latin American Mainstream and Alternative Journalism explores the rise of independent, digital-native news outlets in Latin America and their role in social change, protest participation, and the refinement of the concept of "alternative" media. Drawing upon ...
By Shixin Ivy Zhang
July 26, 2022
This edited collection brings together journalism scholars from mainland China, Hong Kong, the UK and Australia to address a variety of pressing issues and challenges facing digital journalism in China today. While China shares certain affinities with the digital disruption of media in other ...
By Birgit Røe Mathisen
July 26, 2022
Following recent developments in digital technologies, financial crises, and changes in audience preferences, this book addresses the critical challenges and disruptions facing the profession of journalism: an arguably precarious industry suffering from employment insecurity, individualization, and...