1st Edition

Entrepreneurial Journalism

Edited By Kevin Rafter Copyright 2018
    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.