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Journalism, Technology and Cultural Practice
A History

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ISBN 9781138299757
March 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Taking a contextual and historical approach, Journalism, Technology and Cultural Practice provides an accessible introduction to the various stages of journalism’s adoption and exploitation of technology from print to digital.

This foundational text explains the cultural norms and practices that have developed within journalism, why the industry has evolved in the way it has, and what this may mean for the direction of journalistic practices in the future. Readers will examine key technological developments from printing, through radio and television, to contemporary digital developments, whilst also tracing the major cultural shifts empowered by these changes over time. Conboy additionally highlights how journalists have been actors in these processes and have had a central role in defining the culture of their practice.

Journalism, Technology and Cultural Practice is a valuable resource for students of Journalism/Media History and Journalism/Media and Society.

Table of Contents



Chapter One Print and journalism: the contexts of technology

Chapter Two: Journalism: industrial capitalism and civic claims

Chapter Three: The recurring issue of the image in news

Chapter Four: Radio journalism: The power of the voice

Chapter Five: Television journalism: entertainment and authority

Chapter Six: Print’s gestation: between broadcasting and the digital

Chapter Seven: Profit and control in the digital era

Chapter Eight: Consumption and contribution in the digital era

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Martin Conboy is Emeritus Professor of Journalism History at the University of Sheffield. Published widely in journals and edited volumes, most notably he has produced eight single-authored books on the language, culture and history of journalism.