‘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.

Digitally Challenged Business Models

Digitally challenged business models

Selling the Crown Jewels

In 2006, Jeff Jarvis wrote an article congratulating The Guardian newspaper for its bravery. What attracted the accolade was a decision to post stories on the web before they appeared in print. Jarvis dubbed this ‘handing your crown jewels to the future’, applauding a progressive business strategy that recognised online readers as the primary source of future income. ‘It takes guts’, he said, to change the timing, delivery and geography of a newspaper and ‘also its very definition’ (Jarvis, 2006).

This coincided with a year of great optimism in the newspaper industry both in the UK and US and The Guardian's ‘brave’ decision was part of print journalism's collective move into the ‘free news’ model for ...

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