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.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Slow Journalism: An introduction to a new research paradigm 1. On not going too fast with Slow Journalism 2. Reclaiming slowness in journalism: Critique, complexity and difference 3. Lessening the construction of otherness: A slow ethics of journalism 4. The Temporal Tipping Point: Regimentation, representation and reorientation in ethnographic journalism 5. When Slow News is Good News: Book-length journalism’s role in extending and enlarging daily news 6. Slow Journalism in Spain: New magazine startups and the paradigmatic case of Jot Down 7. Is there a future for Slow Journalism? The perspective of younger users 8. Editing, fast and slow 9. Networked news time: How slow – or fast – do publics need news to be? 10. Multimedia, Slow Journalism as process, and the possibility of proper time 11. The Sochi Project: Slow journalism within the transmedia space 12. Slowing down media coverage on the US-Mexico border: News as sociological critique in Borderland 13. Resiliency in Recovery: Slow journalism as public accountability in post-Katrina New Orleans 14. Time to Engage: De Correspondent’s redefinition of journalistic quality 15. "Make Every Frame Count": The practice of slow photojournalism and the work of David Burnett 16. The Business of Slow Journalism: Deep storytelling’s alternative economies 17. Slow Journalism and the Out of Eden Walk
Megan Le Masurier is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, Australia.