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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 2: A Political Economy of Online Journalism
A Political Economy of Online Journalism
In capitalism the abstract liberal notion of ‘equal competition’ is fundamentally constrained by the concrete realities of capital accumulation and the accompanying norms of social stratification, which lead to major inequalities in the distribution of economic resources, educational and political power among the population of any and every capitalist society no matter how advanced and civilised it has become. (McNair, 1998: 22)
In the previous chapter we saw that the relation of journalism to media technologies is a complex one. In the first instance, ‘journalism’ is not a single thing. There are types and forms of journalism – perhaps we can call them ‘traditions’ – that differ within a country, between countries and between ...