Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers how journalism could change for the better and for the good of democracy. It covers:
The book analyses research in both national and local journalism, broadcast, newspaper and online journalism, broadsheet and tabloid, drawing comparisons between the different outlets in the field of news journalism, making this essential reading for scholars and students of journalism and media studies.
'Although its focus is the UK, the content is pertinent for US-based readers interested in journalism, mass media, or communication. The chapters are well written, and a helpful bibliography is provided. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.' – R. A. Logan, Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia, CHOICE
'Changing Journalism provides a solid and well-developed analysis of past predictions of change and crisis, and evaluates how those predictions have measured up. It steeps past prognostication in more critical review, and provides a platform to advance studies. Going forward, Changing Journalism has set the stage for more measured discussions about journalism in many respects, and should provide a useful reference point and resource for academics and observers of the ever-shifting changes journalism faces.' Scott Eldridge II, Digital Journalism
Introduction Part I: Changing political and economic structures of journalism Ch. 1 The changing business of news: Sustainability of news journalism Angela Phillips & Tamara Witschge Ch. 2: The Return of Hephaestus: Journalists’ Work Recrafted Peter Lee-Wright Ch. 3: Who guards the gateway? Regulating journalism in fluid times Peter Lee-Wright Part II: Changing Practices Ch. 4 Doing it all in the multi-skilled universe Peter Lee-Wright & Angela Phillips Ch. 5 Faster and shallower: Homogenization, cannibalization and the death of reporting Angela Phillips Ch. 6 The ‘tyranny’ of technology Tamara Witschge Part III: Changing Journalism Ch. 7 Changing audiences, changing journalism? Ch. 8 Transparency and the ethics of new journalism Angela Phillips Conclusion: Changing the future of the news
This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.