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The Future of Journalism

Edited By

Bob Franklin

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ISBN 9780415629294
Published April 30, 2012 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

The future of journalism is hotly contested and highly uncertain reflecting developments in media technologies, shifting business strategies for online news, changing media organisational and regulatory structures, the fragmentation of audiences and a growing public concern about some aspects of tabloid journalism practices and reporting, as well as broader political, sociological and cultural changes. These developments have combined to impoverish the flow of existing revenues available to fund journalism, impact radically on traditional journalism professional practices, while simultaneously generating an increasingly frenzied search for sustainable and equivalent funding – and from a wide range of sources - to nurture and deliver quality journalism in the future.

This book brings together journalists and distinguished academic specialists from around the globe to present the findings from their research and to discuss the future of journalism, the shifting quality of its products, its wide ranging sources of finance, as well as the economic and democratic consequences of the significant changes confronting Journalism.

The Future of Journalism details the challenges facing the press in contemporary societies and provides essential reading for everyone interested in the role of journalism in shaping and sustaining literate, civil and democratic societies.

This book consists of special issues from Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD  1. INTRODUCTION  Bob Franklin  2. The Future of Journalism  James Curran  3. The Future of Journalism  Bettina Peters  4. The Past Is Prologue, Or: How 19th century journalism might just save 21st century newspapers  Debbie Reddin Van Tuyll  5. Labour, New Media and the Institutional Restructuring of Journalism  James R. Compton and Paul Benedetti  6. From ‘We’ to ‘Me’: The changing construction of popular tabloid journalism  Martin Conboy and John Steel  7. Rethinking [Again] the Future of Journalism Education  Donica Mensing  8. The Shifting Cross-Media News Landscape: Challenges for news producers  Kim Schrøder and Bent Steeg Larson  9. Rituals of Transparency: Evaluating online news outlets’ uses of transparency rituals in the US, UK and Sweden  Michael Karlsson  10. Journalism In Second Life  Bonnie Brennan and Erika dela Cerna  11. The Form of Reports on U.S. Newspaper Internet Sites: An update  Kevin Barnhurst  12. The Gradual Disappearance of Foreign News on German Television: Is there a future for global, international, world or foreign news?  Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen  13. The Future of Newsmagazines  Carla Rodrigues Cardoso  14. Journalistic Elites In Post-Communist Romania: From heroes of the revolution to media moguls  Mihai Coman  15. News from and in the ‘Dark Continent’: Afro-pessimism, news flows, global journalism and media regimes  Arnold S. de Beer  16. The Journalism ‘Crisis’: Is Australia immune or just ahead of its time?  Sally Young  17. From Credibility to Relevance: Towards a sociology of journalism’s "added value"  Heikki Heikkila, Risto Kunelius and Laura Ahva  18. Exploring the Political-Economic Factors of Participatory Journalism: Views of online journalists in ten countries  Marina Vujnovic, Jane B. Singer, Steve Paulussen, Ari Heinonen, Zvi Reich, Thorsten Quandt, Alfred Hermida and David Domingo  19. Twittering the News: The emergence of ambient journalism  Alfred Hermida  20. "We’re Going to Crack the World Open": Wikileaks and the future of investigative reporting  Lisa Lynch  21. Competition, Complimentarity or Integration? The relationship between professional and participatory media  Christoph Neuberger and Christian Nuernbergk  22. The Impact of ‘Citizen Journalism’ on Chinese Media and Society  Xin Xin  23. Changes in Australian Newspapers 1956-2006  Rodney Tiffen  24. Where Else is the Money? A study of innovation in online business models at Newspapers in Britain’s 66 Cities  Francois Nel  25. Transparency and the New Ethics of Journalism  Angela Phillips  26. The Development of Privacy Adjudications by the UK Press Complaints Commission and Their effects on the Future of Journalism  Chris Frost  27. Letters From The Editor: American Journalists, the Internet and the future of Journalism  Wendy Weinhold  28. Not Really Enough: Foreign donors and journalism training in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda  Anya Schiffrin

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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 and Journalism Practice. His 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).