‘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.

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Passing the Public Value Test in a Digital World

The first decade of the twenty-first century wrought havoc with the systems that supported and nurtured the journalism industry, challenging many of the sacred cows that underpinned the modern practice of reporting news. Old ways of working, supported by a long history of liminal analogue broadcasting frequencies together with a secure cost base for printed news, became increasingly obsolete while new supply models remained nascent and untested.

The worst global economic contraction since the Great Depression alongside the rapid growth in the number of news outlets quickly reduced the scope for the news industry's typical high yielding returns and left the private sector scrambling for new ways to monetise content as investors took ...

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