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Digital Journalism

  • Janet Jones - University of the West of England, UK, London South Bank University, UK
  • Lee Salter - University of the West of England, UK, Sussex University, UK


December 2011 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'The most comprehensive book I've read on the issues facing online journalism in the UK. Digital Journalism manages to combine an understanding of technological and cultural developments with a commercial and political awareness that prevents it falling into the trap of technological determinism. Essential reading for journalism students' - Paul Bradshaw, visiting professor, City University, London and course leader, MA Online Journalism, Birmingham City University; Publisher, Online Journalism Blog

How can we make sense of the ongoing technological changes affecting journalism and journalists today?

Will the new digital generation break down barriers for journalism or will things just stay the same?

These and other pertinent questions will be asked and explored throughout this exciting new book that looks at the changing dynamics of journalism in a digital era. Examining issues and debates through cultural, social, political and economic frameworks, the book gets a grip on today's new journalism by understanding its historical threats and remembering its continuing resilience and ability to change with the times. In considering new forms of journalistic practice the book covers important topics such as:

• truth in the new journalism

• the changing identity of the journalist

• the economic implications for the industry

• the impact on the relationship between the journalist and their audience

• the legal framework of doing journalism online.

Vibrant in style and accessible to all, Digital Journalism is a captivating read for anyone looking to understand the advent of a new journalism that has been altered by the latest digital technologies.

 
Introduction
 
Journalism as a Practice
 
A Political Economy of Online Journalism
 
Digitally Challenged Business Models
 
Truth Trust Transparency
 
Public Service News
 
Local Digital Journalism
 
News Customization
 
Mobile Journalism: From Desktop to Pocket
 
Media Law and the Challenges of the Internet
 
Afterward: The End of News?

The most comprehensive book I've read on the issues facing online journalism in the UK. Digital Journalism manages to combine an understanding of technological and cultural developments with a commercial and political awareness that prevents it falling into the trap of technological determinism. Essential reading for journalism students

Paul Bradshaw
City University and Birmingham City University


Digital Journalism uses current language to tell the story of journalism in transition. Using historical context, contemporary examples, and relevant theory, Jones and Salter discuss the meaning of digital technology for the practice of journalism. Their approach is globally focused and examines how different traditions of journalism adopt and adapt to technological innovation, creating new cultures of journalism and redefining existing ones. A must read for students and practitioners of online journalism
Zizi Papacharissi
University of Illinois at Chicago


Janet Jones and Lee Salter contribute an engaged and engaging analysis of journalism in the digital age that dispenses with the cheer-leading and the doom-mongering that all too frequently drown out more subtle voices. Their book discusses new and emerging technologies within the political, economic, cultural and social contexts that are so vital to an understanding of what is going on around us. Digital Journalism is highly recommended reading for journalists and scholars alike
Tony Harcup
University of Sheffield

Janet Jones and Lee Salter have condesed a vast array of information about the theory and practice of journalism before, but mostly after, the 'digital disruption' of media. The book leads with an insightful introduction that sketches out contemporary journalism as a practice with historically entrenched concepts facing transition... Most of Jones and Salter's examples are drawn from the UK media, but Digital Journalism has a global perspective, and Australian readers will be able to find some references to local cases... The content of the chapters is well sourced and referenced, and the book unfolds in a logical way... A comprehensive guide to the state of journalism, the book will be invaluable to students of journalism.
Ekaterina Loy
Media International Australia


An essential introduction to the changed landscape of journalism with a very strong theoretical framework from the authors. Illuminating and thought-provoking,

Mr Dave Porter
Journalism, Information and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University
July 6, 2015

This title is recommended reading, among similar ones and journal articles, for my Year 1 Social Media students.

Mr Aleksandar Kocic
Journalism, Edinburgh Napier University
January 22, 2015

Very useful primer

Mr Paul Lashmar
School of Arts, Brunel University
March 2, 2014

this book will be used by my students as it it applies to all forms of journalism as well as radio production.

Miss Rachael Rodgers
Digital media , Doncaster College
January 10, 2014

Great introduction to the principles of digital journalism. The early chapters in particular will prove useful to the students, as it demonstrates how other mediums have impacted upon journalism in the past.

Ms Sarah Cooper
Faculty of Creative Technologies, Leeds Metropolitan University
July 30, 2013

A key text in the study of how online technologies are being applied by journalists and are affecting journalism today.

Ms Mary Williams
School of Social Historical and Literary Studies, Portsmouth University
April 25, 2013

An intelligent and comprehensive examination of the financial and political drivers underlying the digital age.
Jones and Salter provide a detailed and fascinating insight into the advent of online journalism; its impact in society and on the news industry whilst explaining how and why it has been both embraced and, at times, resisted by news organisations.
Whilst, the language and terms of reference, at times, maybe regarded as a little overly complex for the student reader, this is an excellent text to support all inquiry into new media.

Ms Gail Mellors
Journalism , Derby University
September 6, 2012

An enjoyable and informative analysis of journalism in the modern age

Miss Hilary Scott
Arts - Media, English & Culture, University of Northampton
September 5, 2012

This book is very useful for anyone looking to have better understanding of a new journalism. However, it would be better if both authors consider to have extra chapters on digital journalism practices in Asia (maybe) for their next edition.

Mrs Noor Adzrah Ramle
Faculty of Leadership and Management, Islamic Science University of Malaysia
July 3, 2012

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