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."
Table of Contents
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.