1st Edition

Network Journalism Journalistic Practice in Interactive Spheres

By Ansgard Heinrich Copyright 2011
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    Drawing on current theoretical debates in journalism studies, and grounded in empirical research, Heinrich here analyzes the interplay between journalistic practice and processes of globalization and digitalization. She argues that a new kind of journalism is emerging, characterized by an increasingly global flow of news as well as a growing number of news deliverers. Within this transformed news sphere the roles of journalistic outlets change. They become nodes, arranged in a dense net of information gatherers, producers, and disseminators. The interactive connections among these news providers constitute what Heinrich calls the sphere of "network journalism."

    Selected Contents:  Introduction  Part 1: Network Journalism: Theories and Concepts  Chapter 1: The Network Age and its Footprints on Journalism  Chapter 2: News Agencies and Telegraph Technology: The Evolution of Global News Exchange Networks  Chapter 3: Network Journalism: Between Decentralization and Non-linear News Flows  Chapter 4: Information Nodes in the Network Journalism Sphere  Part 2: Network Journalism: Practitioner Perspectives  Chapter 5: Studying Network Journalism  Chapter 6: The Advent of Digitalization in Newsrooms  Chapter 7: The Shared Information Sphere: User-generated Content Providers, Citizen Journalists, Media Activists  Chapter 8: The Shared Information Sphere: Blogs and their Impact on Journalism  Chapter 9: The Active User in the Network Journalism Sphere  Chapter 10: Transnational News Flows in the Network Journalism Sphere  Chapter 11: Reconceptualizing Journalistic Outlets as Information Nodes  Chapter 12: Conclusion  Bibliography  Notes  Index



    Ansgard Heinrich is Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.