Slow Journalism has emerged in recent years to enact a critique of the limitations and dangers of the speed of much mainstream contemporary journalistic practice. There have been types of journalism produced and consumed slowly for centuries, of course. What is new is the context of hyper-acceleration and over-production of journalism, where quality has suffered, ethics are compromised and user attention has eroded. Many have been asking if there is another way to practice journalism. The emergence of Slow Journalism suggests that there is.
Many international scholars and practitioners have been thinking critically about the problems wrought by speed, and are utilising the concept of "slow" to describe a new way of thinking about and producing journalism. This edited collection offers theoretical perspectives and case studies on the practice of slow journalism around the globe. Slow Journalism is a new practice for new times. This book was originally published as two special issues of Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism.
Introduction – Slow Journalism: An introduction to a new research paradigm Megan Le Masurier
1. On not going too fast with Slow Journalism Erik Neveu
2. Reclaiming slowness in journalism: Critique, complexity and difference Geoffrey Craig
3. Lessening the construction of otherness: A slow ethics of journalism Helen Maree Thomas
4. The Temporal Tipping Point: Regimentation, representation and reorientation in ethnographic journalism Anne Kirstine Hermann
5. When Slow News is Good News: Book-length journalism’s role in extending and enlarging daily news Matthew Ricketson
6. Slow Journalism in Spain: New magazine startups and the paradigmatic case of Jot Down Alejandro Barranquero Carretero and Garbiñe Jaurrieta Bariain
7. Is there a future for Slow Journalism? The perspective of younger users Nico Drok and Liesbeth Hermans
8. Editing, fast and slow Susan L. Greenberg
9. Networked news time: How slow – or fast – do publics need news to be? Mike Ananny
10. Multimedia, Slow Journalism as process, and the possibility of proper time Benjamin Ball
11. The Sochi Project: Slow journalism within the transmedia space Renira Rampazzo Gambarato
12. Slowing down media coverage on the US-Mexico border: News as sociological critique in Borderland Stuart Davis
13. Resiliency in Recovery: Slow journalism as public accountability in post-Katrina New Orleans Jan Lauren Boyles
14. Time to Engage: De Correspondent’s redefinition of journalistic quality Frank Harbers
15. "Make Every Frame Count": The practice of slow photojournalism and the work of David Burnett Andrew L. Mendelson and Brian Creech
16. The Business of Slow Journalism: Deep storytelling’s alternative economies David Dowling
17. Slow Journalism and the Out of Eden Walk Don Belt and Jeff South
The journal Journalism Studies was established at the turn of the new millennium by Bob Franklin. It was launched in the context of a burgeoning interest in the scholarly study of journalism and an expansive global community of journalism scholars and researchers. The ambition was to provide a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism as a subject of intellectual inquiry but also an arena of professional practice. Previously, the study of journalism in the UK and much of Europe was a fairly marginal branch of the larger disciplines of media, communication and cultural studies; only a handful of Universities offered degree programmes in the subject. Journalism Studies has flourished and succeeded in providing the intended public space for discussion of research on key issues within the field, to the point where in 2007 a sister journal, Journalism Practice, was launched to enable an enhanced focus on practice-based issues, as well as foregrounding studies of journalism education, training and professional concerns. Both journals are among the leading ranked journals within the field and publish six issues annually, in electronic and print formats. From the outset, the publication of themed issues has been a commitment for both journals. Their purpose is first, to focus on highly significant or neglected areas of the field; second, to facilitate discussion and analysis of important and topical policy issues; and third, to offer readers an especially high quality and closely focused set of essays, analyses and discussions; or all three.
The Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice book series draws on a wide range of these themed issues from both journals and thereby extends the critical and public forum provided by them. The Editor of the journals works closely with guest editors to ensure that the books achieve relevance for readers and the highest standards of research rigour and academic excellence. The series makes a significant contribution to the field of journalism studies by inviting distinguished scholars, academics and journalism practitioners to discuss and debate the central concerns within the field. It also reaches a wider readership of scholars, students and practitioners across the social sciences, humanities and communication arts, encouraging them to engage critically with, but also to interrogate, the specialist scholarly studies of journalism which this series provides.