1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

Edited By Scott Eldridge II, Bob Franklin Copyright 2019
    564 Pages
    by Routledge

    564 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies offers a unique and authoritative collection of essays that report on and address the significant issues and focal debates shaping the innovative field of digital journalism studies. In the short time this field has grown, aspects of journalism have moved from the digital niche to the digital mainstay, and digital innovations have been ‘normalized’ into everyday journalistic practice. These cycles of disruption and normalization support this book’s central claim that we are witnessing the emergence of digital journalism studies as a discrete academic field.

    Essays bring together the research and reflections of internationally distinguished academics, journalists, teachers, and researchers to help make sense of a reconceptualized journalism and its effects on journalism’s products, processes, resources, and the relationship between journalists and their audiences. The handbook also discusses the complexities and challenges in studying digital journalism and shines light on previously unexplored areas of inquiry such as aspects of digital resistance, protest, and minority voices.

    The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies is a carefully curated overview of the range of diverse but interrelated original research that is helping to define this emerging discipline. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying digital, online, computational, and multimedia journalism.

    Introduction: Introducing the Complexities of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

    Scott A. Eldridge II & Bob Franklin

    I The Digital Journalist: Making News

    1. Law defining journalists: Who’s who in the age of digital media?
    2. Jane Johnston & Anne Wallace

    3. Studying role conceptions in the digital age: A critical appraisal
    4. Folker Hanusch & Sandra Banjac

    5. Who am I? Perceptions of Digital Journalists’ Professional Identity
    6. Tim P. Vos & Patrick Ferrucci

    7. The death of the author, the rise of the robo-journalist: Authorship, bylines and full disclosure in automated journalism
    8. Tal Montal & Zvi Reich

    9. The Entrepreneurial Journalist
    10. Tamara Witschge & Frank Harbers

      II Digital Journalism Studies: Research Design

    11. Content analysis of Twitter: Big data, big studies
    12. Cornelia Brantner & Jürgen Pfeffer

    13. Innovation in Content Analysis: Freezing the flow of liquid news
    14. Rodrigo Zamith

    15. An Approach to Assessing the Robustness of Local News Provision
    16. Philip M. Napoli, Matthew Weber & Kathleen McCollough

    17. Reconstructing the Dynamics of the Digital News Ecosystem: A Case Study on News Diffusion Processes
    18. Elisabeth Günther, Florian Buhl & Thorsten Quandt

    19. Testing the Myth of Enclaves: A Discussion of Research Designs for Assessing Algorithmic Curation
    20. Jacob Ørmen

    21. Digital news users… and how to find them: Theoretical and methodological innovations in news use studies
    22. Ike Picone

      III The Political Economy of Digital Journalism

    23. What If the Future Is Not All Digital?: Trends in U.S. Newspapers’ Multiplatform Readership
    24. Hsiang Iris Chyi & Ori Tenenboim

    25. On digital distribution’s failure to solve newspapers’ existential crisis: Symptoms, causes, consequences and remedies
    26. Neil Thurman, Robert G. Picard, Merja Myllylahti & Arne H. Krumsvik

    27. Precarious E-lancers: Freelance Journalists' Rights, Contracts, Labor Organizing, and Digital Resistance
    28. Errol Salamon

    29. What Can Nonprofit Journalists Actually Do for Democracy?
    30. Magda Konieczna & Elia Powers

    31. Digital Journalism and Regulation: Ownership and Control
    32. Victor Pickard

      IV Developing Digital Journalism Practice

    33. Defining and Mapping Data Journalism and Computational Journalism: A Review of Typologies and Themes
    34. Mark Coddington

    35. Algorithms are a reporter’s best new friend: News automation and the case for augmented journalism
    36. Carl-Gustav Linden

    37. Disclose, Decode and Demystify: An Empirical Guide to Algorithmic Transparency
    38. Michael Koliska & Nicholas Diakopoulos

    39. Visual Network Exploration for Data Journalists
    40. Tommaso Venturini, Mathieu Jacomy, Liliana Bounegru & Jonathan Gray

    41. Data Journalism as a Platform: Architecture, agents, protocols
    42. Eddy Borges-Rey

    43. Social media livestreaming
    44. Claudette G. Artwick

      V Digital Journalism Studies: Dialogues

    45. Ethical approaches to computational journalism
    46. Konstantin Dörr

    47. Who owns the news? The "right to be forgotten" and journalists’ conflicting principles
    48. Ivor Shapiro & Brian MacLeod Rogers

    49. Defamation in unbounded spaces: Journalism and social media
    50. Diana Bossio & Vittoria Sacco

    51. Hacks, Hackers and the Expansive Boundaries of Journalism
    52. Nikki Usher

    53. Journalistic freedom and the surveillance of journalists post-Snowden
    54. Paul Lashmar

      VI Minority Voices and Protest: Narratives of freedom and resistance

    55. How and Why Pop Up News Ecologies Come into Being
    56. Melissa Wall

    57. The Movement and its mobile journalism: A phenomenology of Black Lives Matter journalist-activists
    58. Allissa V. Richardson

    59. Nature as Knowledge: The Politics of Science, Open Data, and Environmental Media Platforms
    60. Inka Salovaara

    61. Opting In and Opting Out of Media
    62. Bonnie Brennen

    63. Silencing the Female Voice: The Cyber Abuse of Women on the Internet
    64. Pamela Hill Nettleton

      VII Digital Limits: New debates and challenges for the future

    65. Social Media and Journalistic Branding: Explication, Enactment, and Impact
    66. Avery E. Holton & Logan Molyneux

    67. Reconsidering the Intersection Between Digital Journalism and Games: Sketching a critical perspective
    68. Igor Vobic

    69. Native Advertising and the appropriation of journalistic clout
    70. Raul Ferrer-Conill & Michael Karlsson

    71. User Comments in Digital Journalism: Current Research and Future Directions
    72. Thomas B. Ksiazek & Nina Springer

    73. Theorizing Digital Journalism: The Limits of Linearity and the Rise of Relationships
    74. Jane B. Singer

    75. Outsourcing censorship and surveillance: The privatization of governance as an information control strategy in the case of Turkey

    Aras Coskuntuncel

    Epilogue: Situating journalism in the digital: A plea for studying news flows, users, and materiality

    Marcel Broersma



    Scott A. Eldridge II is an assistant professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is the author of Online Journalism from the Periphery: Interloper Media and the Journalistic Field (2018), an associate editor of Digital Journalism, and co-editor with Bob Franklin of The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies (2017).

    Bob Franklin held the foundation Chair in Journalism Studies at Cardiff University from 2005–2018, is founding editor of the journals Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, and Journalism Studies, and edits the new book series Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism. Recent publications include The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty (2016).

    "In today's rapidly shifting digital media world, industry developments that seemed radical only a few years ago may be suddenly passé … and old thoughts and theories may be due for a rebirth. The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies tracks these rapid changes with clarity and insight."

    C.W. Anderson, Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK