1st Edition

Journalism Research in Practice Perspectives on Change, Challenges, and Solutions

Edited By Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Bonnie Brennen Copyright 2020
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Journalism Research in Practice: Perspectives on Change, Challenges, and Solutions is a unique collection of research on journalism written for journalists and wider audiences. Based on scholarship previously published in Journalism Practice, Journalism Studies, and Digital Journalism, authors have updated and rewritten their works to make connections to contemporary issues. These 28 studies include perspectives on modern-day freelancing, digitization, and partisan influences on the press. They appear in four distinct sections:

    • Addressing Journalism in Times of Social Conflict

    • Advancements in New Media and Audience Participation

    • Challenges and Solutions in a Changing Profession

    • Possibilities for Journalism and Social Change

    This book is a collection by leading scholars from the field of Journalism Studies who have revisited their previous work with the intent of asking more questions about how journalism looks, works, and is preparing for the future. From coverage on Donald Trump and alt-right media to media trust, verification, and social media, this volume is relevant for practicing journalists today who are planning for tomorrow, students learning about the field and its debates, and scholars and educators looking for approachable texts about complex issues.


    Journalism Research in Practice: Strategies, Innovation, and Approaches to Change, Bonnie Brennen & Robert E. Gutsche Jr.


    Chapter 1: Hero or Anti-Hero? Journalists and their Stories, Scott A. Eldridge II

    Chapter 2: Journalists’ Perceptions of Mass Shooting Coverage and Factors Influencing Those Perceptions, Nicole Smith Dahmen, Jesse Abdenour & Karen McIntyre

    Chapter 3: Media Criticism from the Far-Right: Attacking from Many Angles, Tine Ustad Figenschou & Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk

    Chapter 4: Public Media and Marginalized Publics: Online and Offline Engagement Strategies and Local Storytelling Networks, Andrea Wenzel

    Chapter 5: "Listen First, Then Ask!" Listening-based Journalistic Questioning Training Methods, Halliki Harro-Loit & Kadri Ugur

    Chapter 6: "I Was Doing a Good Deed": Exploring the Motivations of Photo Story Subjects in Granting Photojournalists Access, Brian P. McDermott, Tara M. Mortensen, Khadija Ejaz & Daniel D. Haun

    Chapter 7: Is Journalism Going Global? Finding Answers in Quantitative Studies Employing the Concepts of the "Culture Peg" and the "Culture Link", Miki Tanikawa

    Chapter 8: Challenging Data-Driven Journalism, Renata Faria Brandão

    Chapter 9: A Tale of Two Tragedies: Culpability and Innocence in American Journalism, Saif Shahin


    Chapter 10: Five Things We Should Learn from the Messiness of Participation, Laura Ahva

    Chapter 11: Disruptive Media Events: Balancing Editorial Control and Open Dissent in the Aftermath of Terror, Tine Ustad Figenschou & Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

    Chapter 12: Insights from a Comparative Study into Convergence Culture in European Newsrooms, Manuel Menke, Susanne Kinnebrock, Sonja Kretzschmar, Ingrid Aichberger, Marcel Broersma, Roman Hummel, Susanne Kirchhoff, Dimitri Prandner, Nelson Ribeiro & Ramón Salaverría

    Chapter 13: Automating Complex News Stories by Capturing News Events as Data, David Caswell & Konstantin Dörr

    Chapter 14: Remaining in Control with an Illusion of Interactivity: The Paternalistic Side of Data Journalism, Ester Appelgren

    Chapter 15: "Don’t be Stupid." The Role of Social Media Policies in Journalistic Boundary-Setting, Andrew Duffy & Megan Knight

    Chapter 16: What a Story! Interpretative Rhetoric in News Media’s Facebook Updates, Yngve Benestad Hågvar

    Chapter 17: How Engagement with Journalists on Twitter Reduces Public Perceptions of Media Bias, Trevor Diehl, Alberto Ardèvol-Abreu & Homero Gil de Zúñiga


    Chapter 18: Fact-checkers as Entrepreneurs, Jane B. Singer

    Chapter 19: Careers in Modern Professional Journalism: A Case Study of NYC Journalist Network Histories 2011–2015, Allie Kosterich & Matthew S. Weber

    Chapter 20: From Analog Dollars to Digital Dimes: A Look into the Performance of US Newspapers, Hsiang Iris Chyi & Ori Tenenboim

    Chapter 21: The Two Faces of Janus: Web Analytics Companies and the Shifting Culture of News, Valerie Belair-Gagnon & Avery E. Holton

    Chapter 22: Where Do Facts Matter? The Digital Paradox in Magazines’ Fact-checking Processes, Susan Currie Sivek & Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin

    Chapter 23: Entrepreneurs and Idealists — Freelance Journalists at the Intersection of Autonomy and Constraints, Birgit Røe Mathisen

    Chapter 24: Ethical Boundaries among Freelance Journalists, Birgit Røe Mathisen


    Chapter 25: Total Eclipse of the Social: What Journalism Can Learn from the Fundamentals of Facebook, Kristy Hess & Robert E. Gutsche Jr

    Chapter 26: Pushy or a Princess? Women Experts and UK Broadcast News, Lis Howell & Jane B. Singer

    Chapter 27: Local Journalism and the Information Needs of Local Communities: Toward a Scalable Assessment Approach, Philip M. Napoli, Sarah Stonbely, Kathleen McCollough & Bryce Renninger

    Chapter 28: Solutions Journalism: The Effects of Including Solution Information in News Stories About Social Problems, Karen McIntyre


    Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. is Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University, UK. He is author or editor of The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy; Reimaging Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World; and Geographies of Journalism, all published by Routledge.

    Bonnie Brennen is Professor Emerita at Marquette University, USA. Her research addresses relationships between media, culture, technology, and society. She is the author or editor of seven books and one novel and her research has also been published in academic journals and edited books.