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

ISBN 9780367469665
Published July 15, 2020 by Routledge
168 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Journalism Research in Practice: Strategies, Innovation, and Approaches to Change
1. Hero or Anti-Hero? Journalists and their Stories
2. Journalists’ Perceptions of Mass Shooting Coverage and Factors Influencing Those Perceptions
3. Media Criticism from the Far-Right: Attacking from Many Angles
4. Public Media and Marginalized Publics: Online and Offline Engagement Strategies and Local Storytelling Networks
5: “Listen First, Then Ask!” Listening-based Journalistic Questioning Training Methods
6: “I Was Doing a Good Deed”: Exploring the Motivations of Photo Story Subjects in Granting Photojournalists Access
7: Is Journalism Going Global? Finding Answers in Quantitative Studies Employing the Concepts of the “Culture Peg” and the “Culture Link”
8: Challenging Data-Driven Journalism
9: A Tale of Two Tragedies: Culpability and Innocence in American Journalism
10: Five Things We Should Learn from the Messiness of Participation
11: Disruptive Media Events: Balancing Editorial Control and Open Dissent in the Aftermath of Terror
12: Insights from a Comparative Study into Convergence Culture in European Newsrooms
13: Automating Complex News Stories by Capturing News Events as Data
14: Remaining in Control with an Illusion of Interactivity: The Paternalistic Side of Data Journalism
15: “Don’t be Stupid.” The Role of Social Media Policies in Journalistic Boundary-Setting
16: What a Story! Interpretative Rhetoric in News Media’s Facebook Updates
17: How Engagement with Journalists on Twitter Reduces Public Perceptions of Media Bias
18: Fact-checkers as Entrepreneurs
19: Careers in Modern Professional Journalism: A Case Study of NYC Journalist Network Histories 2011–2015
20: From Analog Dollars to Digital Dimes: A Look into the Performance of US Newspapers
21: The Two Faces of Janus: Web Analytics Companies and the Shifting Culture of News
22: Where Do Facts Matter? The Digital Paradox in Magazines’ Fact-checking Processes
23: Entrepreneurs and Idealists — Freelance Journalists at the Intersection of Autonomy and Constraints
24: Ethical Boundaries among Freelance Journalists
25: Total Eclipse of the Social: What Journalism Can Learn from the Fundamentals of Facebook
26: Pushy or a Princess? Women Experts and UK Broadcast News
27: Local Journalism and the Information Needs of Local Communities: Toward a Scalable Assessment Approach
28: Solutions Journalism: The Effects of Including Solution Information in News Stories About Social Problems

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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.