1st Edition

The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates

Edited By Bob Franklin Copyright 2013
    390 Pages
    by Routledge

    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates analyses the radical shifts in journalism which are changing every aspect of the gathering, reporting and reception of news. The drivers of these changes include the rapid innovations in communication technologies, the competitive and fragmenting markets for audiences and advertising revenues, and the collapse of traditional business models for financing media organisations, as well as changing audience requirements for news, the ways in which it is presented and the expansive number of (increasingly mobile) devices on which it is produced and consumed. Each of these trends has significant implications for journalists - for their jobs, workplaces, products and perceptions of their professional roles, ethical judgements and day-to-day practice. They also pose significant challenges for the future funding of a sustainable, critical and high ‘quality’ democratic journalism.

    The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates comprises the research-based responses of distinguished academic specialists and professional journalists to the challenging issues involved in assessing the future of journalism. It is essential reading for everyone interested in the changing role of journalism in the economic, democratic and cultural life of communities locally, nationally and globally.

    This book was originally published as two special issues of Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice.

    1. Introduction: The Future of Journalism – Developments and Debates Bob Franklin

    Part I: The Future of Journalism: News, Democracy and ‘infotainment’

    2. Farewell to Journalism? Time for a Rethinking Robert W. McChesney

    3. Journalism To Go: The changing spaces of news consumption Chris Peters

    4. The effect of soft news on public attachment to the news: Is ‘infotainment’ good for democracy? An Nguyen

    5. Determinants of news content: Comparing journalists’ perceptions of the normative and actual impact of different event properties when deciding what’s news Jesper Strömbäck, Michael Karlsson and David Nicholas Hopmann

    Part II: Funding the Future of Journalism

    6. Why Old Media Will be Funding Journalism in the Future Arne H. Krumsvik

    7. Aggregation, Content Farms and Huffinization: The rise of low-pay and no-pay journalism Piet Bakker

    8. The 4C’s of Mobile News: Channels, Conversation, Content and Commerce Francois Nel & Oscar Westlund

    9. Crowdfunding and Non-Profit Media: The emergence of new models for public interest journalism Miguel Carvajal, José García Avilés & José Gonzalez

    10. The Strategic Repertoire of Publishers in the Media Crisis: The "Five C" Scheme in Germany Michael Brüggemann, Frank Esser and Edda Humprecht

    11. Converging Journalism: Producing and publishing news for multi-platform conglomerates in Canada Marc-Olivier Goyette-Côté, Renaud Carbasse & Eric George

    12. Who Pays for Good Journalism? Accountability journalism and media ownership in the Central and Eastern European countries Inka Salovaara & Janis Juzefovics

    Part III: Digital Media and a Changing Journalism Practice

    13. The Algorithms behind the Headlines: How machine-written news redefines the core skills of human journalists Arjen van Dalen

    14. Tweets and Truth: Journalism as a discipline of collaborative verification Alfred Hermida

    15. Sociability, Speed and Quality in the Changing news Environment Angela Phillips

    16. Twitter Links between Politicians and Journalists Peter Verweij

    17. Share, Like, Recommend: Decoding the Social Media News Consumer Alfred Hermida, Fred Fletcher, Darryl Korrell & Donna Logan

    18. The Future of Personalisation at News Websites: Lessons from a longitudinal study Neil Thurman & Steve Schiffres

    19. The form of online news in the mainstream U.S. press, 2001–2010 Kevin G. Barnhurst

    20. Researching News Discussion on Twitter: New methodologies Axel Bruns & Jean Burgess

    21. The Journalistic Hyperlink: Prescriptive discourses about linking in online news Juliette de Maeyer

    22. Breaking News Online: How news stories are updated and maintained around-the-clock Kostas Saltzis

    23. The Re-birth of the 'Beat': A hyperlocal newsgathering model Murray H. Dick

    24. The Printed Rise of the Common Man: How Web 2.0 has changed the representation of ordinary people in newspapers Jeroen de Keyser & Karin Raeymaeckers

    Part IV: Journalism: Changing Professional Roles, Perceptions and Identities

    25. Freelance Journalists as a Flexible Workforce in Media Industries Maria Edstrom & Martina Ladendorf

    26. "We Used to be Queens and Now We Are Slaves": Working conditions and professional and Career strategies in the Journalistic Field Roman Hummel, Susanne Kirchhoff & Dimitri Prandner

    27. Russian and Swedish Journalists: Professional roles, ideals and daily reality Gunnar Nygren & Elena Degtereva

    28. Three Generations of Polish Journalists: Professional roles and identities Agnieszka Stepinska & Szymon Ossowski

    Part V: Changing Global Journalism

    29. Foreign Reporting in the Sphere of Network Journalism Ansgard Heinrich

    30. Which Future for Foreign Correspondence? London foreign correspondents in the age of global media Cristina Archetti

    31. WikiLeaks: Ethical minefield or a democratic revolution in journalism? A case study of the impact of Afghanistan coverage in the Norwegian daily, Aftenposten Rune Ottosen

    32. The Newsroom of the Future: Newsroom convergence models in China Shixin Ivy Zhang

    33. The Convergence Process in Public Audiovisual Groups: The case of Basque public radio television (EITB) Ainara Larrondo, José Larrañaga, Meso Koldo & Irati Agirreazkuenaga


    Bob Franklin is Professor of Journalism Studies at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, UK, where he is Director of the Journalism Studies Research Group. He is Editor of the peer reviewed journals Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism. Recent publications include Journalism, Sources and Credibility: New Perspectives (2011, with Matt Carlson), Journalism Education, Training and Employment (2011, with Donica Mensing), The Future of Newspapers (2009) and Pulling Newspapers Apart: Analysing Print Journalism (2008).