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The Future of Journalism

Edited By Bob Franklin Copyright 2011
    360 Pages
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    by Routledge

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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.

    FOREWORD  Jay G Blumler (Emeritus Professor of Public Communication, University of Leeds, UK)

    1. INTRODUCTION  Bob Franklin (Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff University, UK)

    2. The Future of Journalism  James Curran (Professor & Director, Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, UK)

    3. The Future of Journalism  Bettina Peters (Director, Global Forum for Media Development)

    4. The Past Is Prologue, Or: How 19th century journalism might just save 21st century newspapers  Debbie Reddin Van Tuyll (Augusta State University, USA)

    5. Labour, New Media and the Institutional Restructuring of JournalismJames R. Compton and Paul Benedetti (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

    6. From ‘We’ to ‘Me’: The changing construction of popular tabloid journalism  Martin Conboy and John Steel (University of Sheffield, UK)

    7. Rethinking [Again] the Future of Journalism Education  Donica Mensing (Reynolds School of Journalism, Nevada, USA)

    8. The Shifting Cross-Media News Landscape: Challenges for news producers  Kim Schrøder and Bent Steeg Larson (Roskilde University, Denmark and Politiken (a Danish newspaper))

    9. Rituals of Transparency: Evaluating online news outlets’ uses of transparency rituals in the US, UK and Sweden  Michael Karlsson (Karlstad University, Sweden)

    10. Journalism In Second Life  Bonnie Brennan and Erika dela Cerna (Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University)

    11. The Form of Reports on U.S. Newspaper Internet Sites: An update  Kevin Barnhurst (University of Illinois at Chicago)

    12. The Gradual Disappearance of Foreign News on German Television: Is there a future for global, international, world or foreign news?  Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen (Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany)

    13. The Future of Newsmagazines  Carla Rodrigues Cardoso (University of Lusófona, Portugal)

    14. Journalistic Elites In Post-Communist Romania: From heroes of the revolution to media moguls  Mihai Coman (University of Bucharest, Romania)

    15. News from and in the ‘Dark Continent’: Afro-pessimism, news flows, global journalism and media regimes  Arnold S. de Beer (University of Stellanbosch, South Africa)

    16. The Journalism ‘Crisis’: Is Australia immune or just ahead of its time?  Sally Young (University of Melbourne, Australia)

    17. From Credibility to Relevance: Towards a sociology of journalism’s "added value"  Heikki Heikkila, Risto Kunelius and Laura Ahva (University of Tampere, Finland)

    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 Respectively: University of Monmouth, USA; University of Iowa, USA; IBBT research group for Media & ICT, Ghent, Belgium; University of Tampere, Finland; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; University of Hohenheim, Germany; University of British Columbia, Canada; University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

    19. Twittering the News: The emergence of ambient journalism  Alfred Hermida (University of British Columbia, Canada)

    20. "We’re Going to Crack the World Open": Wikileaks and the future of investigative reporting  Lisa Lynch (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

    21. Competition, Complimentarity or Integration? The relationship between professional and participatory media  Christoph Neuberger and Christian Nuernbergk (University of Münster, Germany)

    22. The Impact of ‘Citizen Journalism’ on Chinese Media and Society  Xin Xin (University of Westminster, UK)

    23. Changes in Australian Newspapers 1956-2006  Rodney Tiffen (University of Sydney, Australia)

    24. Where Else is the Money? A study of innovation in online business models at Newspapers in Britain’s 66 Cities  Francois Nel (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

    25. Transparency and the New Ethics of Journalism  Angela Phillips (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

    26. The Development of Privacy Adjudications by the UK Press Complaints Commission and Their effects on the Future of Journalism  Chris Frost (John Moores University, Liverpool, UK)

    27. Letters From The Editor: American Journalists, the Internet and the future of Journalism  Wendy Weinhold (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA)

    28. Not Really Enough: Foreign donors and journalism training in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda  Anya Schiffrin (Columbia University, USA)


    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).