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Contextualized Journalism
Contextualized journalism

Journalists have always sought to place stories into a more complete context. However, the practical limitations (of time and space) of traditional media have meant stories being truncated and told from a single point of view rather than the whole truth behind the news being presented (Pavlik, 2001: 23).

Pavlik describes a new form of news emerging in the online (electronic) world as contextualized journalism, which is multidimensional and can produce more engaging reporting and more complete information, in the process benefiting democracy by better informing a global citizenry (ibid.: 4, 23).

‘Whether achievable or not, objectivity and truth can best be pursued through a storytelling medium that supplies the texture and context possible in an online, multimedia, and interactive environment,’ says Pavlik (ibid.: ...

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