Transmediality in Independent Journalism investigates mainstream journalism and its escape routes to independence through transmedia strategies. Within the scope of the latest debates in Turkey, the author argues that the function of transmediality in Turkish journalism is gradually shifting from being only a commercial entity to becoming a political system for social change, a survival mechanism for independent journalists to reach out to diverse audiences, and gain back the public trust.
Bringing a fresh perspective to recent studies on cultures of transmediality along with an in-depth analysis of three contemporary Turkish cases, the book:
- Builds upon questions of whether transmedia storytelling can offer a support system to construct an alternative news media world in a political context such as Turkey’s
- Examines how transmedia storytelling can reach places the mainstream news media can’t control
- Explores whether transmedia storytelling can sustain the survival of an independent journalist in Turkey’s political context
Looking beyond the case of Turkey, this study will be an important addition to the literature on rethinking journalistic form and practice, teaching transmedia strategies, and social communication. It will be of great benefit to students and scholars of journalism studies, transmedia studies, and media and communication studies.
Table of Contents
2. Dethreading of a practice
3. Rethreading with transmediality
4. The misty journey of independence
Dilek Gürsoy is a research assistant in the Media and Communication Department at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.