1st Edition

Journalism, Technology and Cultural Practice A History

By Martin Conboy Copyright 2023
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.



    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


    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.