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 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
Megan Le Masurier is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, Australia.