1st Edition

New Journalisms Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy

Edited By Karen Fowler-Watt, Stephen Jukes Copyright 2020
    212 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In this current period of uncertainty and introspection in the media, New Journalisms not only focuses on new challenges facing journalism, but also seeks to capture a wide range of new practices that are being employed across a diversity of media.

    This edited collection explores how these new practices can lead to a reimagining of journalism in terms of practice, theory, and pedagogy, bringing together high-profile academics, emerging researchers, and well-known journalism practitioners. The book’s opening chapters assess the challenges of loss of trust and connectivity, shifting professional identity, and the demise of local journalism. A section on new practices evaluates algorithms, online participatory news websites, and verification. Finally, the collection explores whether new pedagogies offer potential routes to new journalisms.

    Representing a timely intervention in the debate and providing sustainable impact through its forward-looking focus, New Journalisms is essential reading for students of journalism and media studies.


    Part I: New Challenges

    Chapter 1: New journalisms, new challenges Stephen Jukes & Karen Fowler-Watt

    Chapter 2: Connected or Disconnected? Jon Snow

    Chapter 3: Journalists in search of identity Stephen Jukes

    Part II: New Practices

    Chapter 4: Can analytics save local newspapers? Nicole Blanchett-Neheli

    Chapter 5: Connecting publics through global voices Ivan Sigal

    Chapter 6: Images: Reported, Remembered, Invented, Contested Susan D. Moeller

    Part III: New Pedagogies

    Chapter 7: New journalisms, new pedagogies Karen Fowler-Watt

    Chapter 8: Civic Intentionality and the transformative otential of journalism pedagogies Paul Mihailidis, Roman Gerodimos & Megan Fromm

    Chapter 9: Emergent Narratives for times of crisis – deas on documentary art and critical pedagogy Pablo Martinez Zarate

    Chapter 10: Genocide and the mediation of human rights:Pedagogies for difficult stories Stephen Reese and Jad Melki


    Dr Karen Fowler-Watt is a senior principal academic at Bournemouth University where she is research theme lead for journalism education in the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. As a BBC journalist and editor for Radio 4 News and Current Affairs, she worked in Moscow, the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the United States. Her research focuses on questions of empathy and voice with specific interest in reimagining journalism education, trauma awareness, and conflict reporting. She works with the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change and is engaged in a pedagogy project with Global Voices.

    Stephen Jukes is Professor of Journalism in the Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University. He worked in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters before moving into the academic world in 2005. His research focuses on areas of objectivity and emotion in news with an emphasis on affect, trauma, and conflict journalism. He works with the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, chairs the Dart Centre for Journalism & Trauma in Europe, and is a trustee of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

    New Journalisms invites an important conversation about the future of news reporting, inspiring us to revisit familiar perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and forge fresh approaches. Taken together the chapters set in motion a dazzling array of critiques, each informed by an impassioned commitment to reinvent journalism anew in the public interest. Essential reading.

    Professor Stuart Allan, Cardiff University


    New Journalisms provides us with a much-needed road map, making a vital contribution to the debate about how to reboot journalism for this age of technological, economic and editorial disruption.

    Stephen Sackur, Hard Talk presenter, BBC World News and BBC News Channel


    Bring together incredible faculty, journalists and students from five continents to reinvent media and you have the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. Over a dozen years the Academy has driven a global movement for media literacy, turned news consumers into producers, encouraged social entrepreneurship, and challenged scholars to rethink everything they thought they knew. Arising from this intellectual wind tunnel, New Journalisms offers thinking we desperately need to address information overload and manipulation.

    Stephen Salyer, President & CEO, Salzburg Global Seminar