Journalism is in the middle of sweeping changes in its relationships with the communities it serves, and the audiences for news and public affairs it seeks to address. Changes in technology have blurred the lines between professionals and citizens, partisan and objective bystanders, particularly in the emerging public zones of the blogosphere. This volume examines these changes and the new concepts needed to understand them in the days and years ahead.
With contributions from up-and-coming scholars, this collection identifies key issues and paves the way for further research on the role of journalism in today's world. It will appeal to scholars, researchers, and advanced students in journalism, communication, and media studies, and will also be of interest to those in public affairs, political science, and government.
Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, University of Illinois-Chicago. Her research focuses on the social and political uses of newer media, and has appeared in New Media & Society, Harvard Journal of International Press & Politics, and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, among other journals. She is currently working on The Networked Self, an edited volume on online social networks, and A Private Sphere, a monograph volume on contemporary and digitally enabled modes of civic engagement.