‘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.

Media Law and the Challenges of the Internet

Media Law and the Challenges of the Internet

Media law and the challenges of the internet

The digital world clearly affords opportunities for new forms of journalism to flourish. In some respects, there is a sense that journalism is less constrained on the internet because it is cheap to distribute material via the internet, because it is unlicensed and difficult to censor, because it transcends borders, and because it is almost unlimited in its size and scope. The proliferation of blogs, online magazines, collaborative projects and user-generated content is a clear indication that journalism has become a less restricted practice, open to all with available means, though there are clear tensions between conflicting forms of use.

However, journalism is not restricted primarily because of the technologies through ...

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