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‘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. ...
Chapter 1: Journalism as a Practice
Journalism as a Practice
Everyone is a witness, everyone is a journalist (Indymedia)
The suggestion that the internet offers to ordinary people wishing to write, comment and report has led to a plethora of responses. The idea that everyone is a journalist has led some to bemoan the ‘end of journalism’, whilst others have celebrated it.
The array of new forms of digital news production has caused consternation in some circles. In an article for the Press Gazette in 2006 Linda Jones argued that bloggers should not be considered journalists, for they are simply not subject to the same processes and pressures as ‘real’ journalists. Bloggers are not pressured by subeditors, editors and lawyers at their place of work; they are not trained to ...