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Entrepreneurial Journalism

1st Edition

Edited by Kevin Rafter


172 pages

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Entrepreneurial journalism has emerged as a ‘hot topic’ for 21st century journalism, not just in the industry itself, but also in the academic community. This timely book seeks to make sense of the dramatic transformation of journalism, with a specific focus on what entrepreneurialism means for the world of journalism.

The volume brings together leading international scholars to examine critical topics including the ethics underpinning new funding models such as crowdfunding; best practices in entrepreneurial journalism education; the implications of the emergence of a start-up culture; and differing interpretations of what is understood by the term ‘entrepreneurialism’ in the field of journalism. The collection analyses and discusses the future of journalism from the perspective of entrepreneurial culture drawing on relevant case studies from the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding where entrepreneurial journalism fits in Kevin Rafter

1. Media Discourse about Entrepreneurial Journalism: Implications for journalistic capital Tim P. Vos and Jane B. Singer

2. Ideology as Resource in Entrepreneurial Journalism: The French online news startup Mediapart Andrea Wagemans, Tamara Witschge, and Mark Deuze

3. Entrepreneurialism or Cooperativism? An exploration of cooperative journalistic enterprises Eugenia Siapera and Lambrini Papadopoulou

4. Accountability and Transparency of Entrepreneurial Journalism: Unresolved ethical issues in crowdfunded journalism projects Colin Porlezza and Sergio Splendore

5. "It’s Like Having a Second Full-Time Job": Crowdfunding, journalism and labour Andrea Hunter

6. Discourses of Enterprise in Hyperlocal Community News in the UK Dave Harte, Jerome Turner, and Andy Williams

7. Freelancing in Flemish News Media and Entrepreneurial Skills as Pivotal Elements in Job Satisfaction: Perspectives of masters or servants? Rozane De Cock and Hedwig de Smaele

8. Towards a Broader Conception of Entrepreneurial Journalism Education: Starting with everyday practice Kirsten Sparre and Helle Meibom Færgemann

9. The Journalists of the Future Meet Entrepreneurial Journalism: Perceptions in the classroom Andreu Casero-Ripollés, Jessica Izquierdo-Castillo, and Hugo Doménech-Fabregat

About the Editor

Kevin Rafter is Professor of Political Communication at Dublin City University, Ireland. He has published widely on topics related to media and politics. His recent volumes include Political Advertising in the 2014 European Parliament Elections (with Christina Holtz-Bacha and Edoardo Novelli, 2017), and Media and Elections in Ireland since 1969 (forthcoming). He is a former political journalist with the Irish Times and RTÉ, the Irish public broadcaster.

About the Series

Journalism Studies

Theory and Practice

The journal Journalism Studies was established at the turn of the new millennium by Bob Franklin. It was launched in the context of a burgeoning interest in the scholarly study of journalism and an expansive global community of journalism scholars and researchers. The ambition was to provide a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism as a subject of intellectual inquiry but also an arena of professional practice. Previously, the study of journalism in the UK and much of Europe was a fairly marginal branch of the larger disciplines of media, communication and cultural studies; only a handful of Universities offered degree programmes in the subject. Journalism Studies has flourished and succeeded in providing the intended public space for discussion of research on key issues within the field, to the point where in 2007 a sister journal, Journalism Practice, was launched to enable an enhanced focus on practice-based issues, as well as foregrounding studies of journalism education, training and professional concerns. Both journals are among the leading ranked journals within the field and publish six issues annually, in electronic and print formats. From the outset, the publication of themed issues has been a commitment for both journals. Their purpose is first, to focus on highly significant or neglected areas of the field; second, to facilitate discussion and analysis of important and topical policy issues; and third, to offer readers an especially high quality and closely focused set of essays, analyses and discussions; or all three.

The Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice book series draws on a wide range of these themed issues from both journals and thereby extends the critical and public forum provided by them. The Editor of the journals works closely with guest editors to ensure that the books achieve relevance for readers and the highest standards of research rigour and academic excellence. The series makes a significant contribution to the field of journalism studies by inviting distinguished scholars, academics and journalism practitioners to discuss and debate the central concerns within the field. It also reaches a wider readership of scholars, students and practitioners across the social sciences, humanities and communication arts, encouraging them to engage critically with, but also to interrogate, the specialist scholarly studies of journalism which this series provides.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies