Are newspapers faced with an existential threat or are they changing to meet the challenges of a digital world? With the newspaper's role in a state of fundamental redefinition, Newspaper Journalism offers a timely and up to the minute analysis of newspapers today, in the context of their historical importance to society. Drawing on their extensive experience in academia and also across local, national, mainstream, and alternative newspapers, Peter Cole and Tony Harcup write clearly and engagingly from both industry and scholarly perspectives, and contend that, far from dying, newspapers are doing what they have always done: adapting to a changing environment.

This text is essential reading for all students of the press, with comprehensive and critical coverage of the most important debates in the study of newspaper journalism — from ethics and investigative journalism to political economy and the future of the industry. Given the shifting boundaries and central importance of newspapers, it will be of interest to all students of journalism and the media.

From Telling Stories to Providing Content: Journalism in the Digital Age

From Telling Stories to Providing Content: Journalism in the Digital Age

From telling stories to providing content: Journalism in the digital age

Three words dominate the current discourse on newspaper practice, used by the editors and managements who control the press. They were not in common usage twenty or even ten, years ago. They are brand, trust and content. They are a product of media convergence, and they are, or are used as, approximate but not precise synonyms for the traditional words newspaper, accuracy and stories. They are also usually prefaced by the expression ‘the importance of …’ and they represent an invasion of the editorial space by marketing departments and the ready adoption of this ‘speak’ by editors explaining their visions and plans for their ...

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