‘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.

Local Digital Journalism

Local digital journalism

What's clear is that the old-school of journalism can no longer continue as before. There is a future - and a potentially prosperous one - where amateurs and professionals work together to tread the difficult line between quality and extensiveness. (Carnegie Trust, 2010:108)

The first decade of the 21st century saw a significant, although partly cyclical, decline in revenue and circulation amongst local and regional news operators across the Western world. This contraction of local news gathering operations was seen as a direct consequence of the maturation of the digital economy, leaving pundits, publishers and regulators arguing about whether this was a systemic or structural change and whether once the short term financial problems connected to the banking crisis of 2007 ...

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