1st Edition

The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities

ISBN 9781138616493
Published September 25, 2018 by Routledge
422 Pages

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Book Description

This volume draws together research originally presented at the 2015 Future of Journalism conference at Cardiff University, UK. The conference theme, ‘Risks, Threats and Opportunities,’ highlighted five areas of particular concern for discussion and debate.

The first of these areas, ‘Journalism and Social Media’, explores how journalism and the role of the journalist are being redefined in the digital age of social networking, crowd-sourcing and ‘big data’, and how the influence of media like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Reddit affects the gathering, reporting or consumption of news? ‘Journalists at Risk’ assesses the key issues surrounding journalists’ safety and their right to report, as news organizations and their sources are increasingly targeted in war, conflict or crisis situations. The third area, ‘Journalism Under Surveillance’, asks what freedom of the press means in a post-Snowden climate. What are the new forms of censorship confronting journalism today, and what emergent tactics will help it to speak truth to power?

‘Journalism and the Fifth Estate’ examines the traditional ideals of the fourth estate, which risk looking outdated, if not obsolete, in the modern world. How much can we rely on citizen media to produce alternative forms of news reporting, and how can we reform mainstream media institutions to make them more open, transparent and accountable to the public? The final area, ‘Journalism’s Values’, asks how journalism’s ethical principles and moral standards are evolving in relation to the democratic cultures of communities locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. What are the implications of changing priorities for the education, training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists?

Every chapter in this volume engages with a pressing issue for the future of journalism, offering an original, thought-provoking perspective intended to help facilitate further dialogue and debate. The chapters in this book were originally published in special issues of Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, and Journalism Studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bob Franklin

Introduction – The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Andrew Williams, Richard Sambrook, Janet Harris, Iñaki Garcia-Blanco, Lina Dencik, Stephen Cushion, Cynthia Carter and Stuart Allan

1. The New Geography of Journalism Research: Levels and spaces Stephen D. Reese

2. Participatory Maps: Digital cartographies and the new ecology of journalism Inka Salovaara

3. Giving computers a nose for news: Exploring the limits of story detection and verification Neil Thurman, Steve Schifferes, Richard Fletcher, Nic Newman, Stephen Hunt and Aljosha Karim Schapals

4. Appropriating Social Media: The changing uses of social media among journalists across time Monika Djerf-Pierre, Marina Ghersetti and Ulrika Hedman

5. Sourcing the BBC’s live online coverage of terror attacks Daniel Bennett

6. Twitter as a flexible tool: How the job role of the journalist influences tweeting habits Lily Canter and Daniel Brookes

7. The anatomy of leaking in the age of megaleaks: New triggers, old news practices Zvi Reich and Aviv Barnoy

8. Social News = Journalism Evolution? How the integration of UGC into newswork helps and hinders the role of the journalist Lisette Johnston

9. "Twitter Just Exploded": Social media as alternative vox pop Kathleen Beckers and Raymond A. Harder

10. Who shares what with whom and why? News sharing profiles amongst Flemish news users Ike Picone, Ralf De Wolf and Sarie Robijt

11. Making sense of Twitter buzz: The cross-media construction of news stories in election time Raymond A. Harder, Steve Paulussen and Peter Van Aelst

12. Letting the Data speak: Role perceptions of data journalists in fostering democratic conversation Jan Lauren Boyles and Eric Meyer

13. Towards a New Model for Journalism Education Dan Gillmor

14. The Future of Professional Photojournalism: Perceptions of risk Adrian Hadland, Paul Lambert and David Campbell

15. Unravelling Data Journalism: A study of data journalism practice in British newsrooms Eddy Borges-Rey

16. Changes in U.S. Journalism: How do journalists think about social media? David H. Weaver and Lars Willnat

17. Are you talking to me? An analysis of journalism conversation on social media Martin J. Chorley and Glyn Mottershead

18. Political Journalists’ Interaction Networks: The German Federal Press Conference on Twitter Christian Nuernbergk

19. Journalism Under Threat: Intimidation and harassment of Swedish journalists Monica Löfgren Nilsson and Henrik Örnebring

20. Fake News: The narrative battle over the Ukrainian conflict Irina Khaldarova and Mervi Pantti

21. Gender, Risk and Journalism Janet Harris, Nick Mosdell and James Griffiths

22. Intrapreneurial Informants: An emergent role of freelance journalists Avery E. Holton

23. Mapping changes in local news Julie Firmstone

24. Mixed Messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice Sally Reardon

25. The New Architecture of Communications Jean Seaton

26. Normative Expectations: Employing "communities of practice" models for assessing journalism’s normative claims Scott Eldridge II and John Steel

27. Valuable Journalism: Measuring news quality from a user’s perspective Irene Costera Meijer and Hildebrand P. Bijleveld

28. Folk Theories of Journalism: The many faces of a local newspaper Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

29. Interacting with Audiences: Journalistic role conceptions, reciprocity, and perceptions about participation Avery E. Holton, Seth C. Lewis and Mark Coddington

30. Cosmopolitan Journalists? Global journalism in the work and visions of journalists Johan Lindell and Michael Karlsson

31. Participation and the Blurring Values of Journalism Jaana Hujanen

32. Core Blighty? How journalists define themselves through metaphor: British Journalism Review 2011-2014 Martin Conboy and Minyao Tang

33. What makes a good journalist? Empathy as a central resource in journalistic work practice Antje Glück

34. Camouflaging Church as State: An exploratory study of journalism’s native advertising Raul Ferrer Conill

35. Embedded Links, Embedded Meanings: Social media commentary and news sharing as mundane media criticism Matt Carlson

36. Power to the Virtuous? Civic culture in the changing digital terrain Kristy Hess

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The editors of this book are based in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, UK.