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The Future of Journalism

1st Edition

Edited by Bob Franklin


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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

About the Editor

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).

About the Series

Journalism Studies

Theory and Practice

The journal Journalism Studies was established at the turn of the new millennium by Bob Franklin. It was launched in the context of a burgeoning interest in the scholarly study of journalism and an expansive global community of journalism scholars and researchers. The ambition was to provide a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism as a subject of intellectual inquiry but also an arena of professional practice. Previously, the study of journalism in the UK and much of Europe was a fairly marginal branch of the larger disciplines of media, communication and cultural studies; only a handful of Universities offered degree programmes in the subject. Journalism Studies has flourished and succeeded in providing the intended public space for discussion of research on key issues within the field, to the point where in 2007 a sister journal, Journalism Practice, was launched to enable an enhanced focus on practice-based issues, as well as foregrounding studies of journalism education, training and professional concerns. Both journals are among the leading ranked journals within the field and publish six issues annually, in electronic and print formats. From the outset, the publication of themed issues has been a commitment for both journals. Their purpose is first, to focus on highly significant or neglected areas of the field; second, to facilitate discussion and analysis of important and topical policy issues; and third, to offer readers an especially high quality and closely focused set of essays, analyses and discussions; or all three.

The Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice book series draws on a wide range of these themed issues from both journals and thereby extends the critical and public forum provided by them. The Editor of the journals works closely with guest editors to ensure that the books achieve relevance for readers and the highest standards of research rigour and academic excellence. The series makes a significant contribution to the field of journalism studies by inviting distinguished scholars, academics and journalism practitioners to discuss and debate the central concerns within the field. It also reaches a wider readership of scholars, students and practitioners across the social sciences, humanities and communication arts, encouraging them to engage critically with, but also to interrogate, the specialist scholarly studies of journalism which this series provides.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies