can journalism survive an inside look at american newsrooms by david m ryfe oct 2012

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Can Journalism Survive

Author : David M. Ryfe
ISBN : 9780745664132
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Journalists have failed to respond adequately to the challenge of the Internet, with far-reaching consequences for the future of journalism and democracy. This is the compelling argument set forth in this timely new text, drawing on the most extensive ethnographic fieldwork in American newsrooms since the 1970s. David Ryfe argues that journalists are unable or unwilling to innovate for a variety of reasons: in part because habits are sticky and difficult to dislodge; in part because of their strategic calculation that the cost of change far exceeds its benefit; and in part because basic definitions of what journalism is, and what it is for, anchor journalism to tradition even when journalists prefer to change. The result is that journalism is unraveling as an integrated social field; it may never again be a separate and separable activity from the broader practice of producing news. One thing is certain: whatever happens next, it will have dramatic consequences for the role journalism plays in democratic society and perhaps will transform its basic meaning and purpose. Can Journalism Survive? is essential and provocative reading for all concerned with the future of journalism and society.

Online Journalism In Africa

Author : Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara
ISBN : 9781134109067
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Very little is known about how African journalists are forging "new" ways to practise their profession on the web. Against this backdrop, this volume provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a comprehensive research tool that can both stand the test of time as well as offer researchers (particularly those in the economically developed Global North) models for cross-cultural comparative research. The essays here deploy either a wide range of evidence or adopt a case-study approach to engage with contemporary developments in African online journalism. This book thus makes up for the gap in cross-cultural studies that seek to understand online journalism in all its complexities.

Contemporary Journalism In The Us And Germany

Author : Matthias Revers
ISBN : 9781137515377
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book challenges the idea that Western media systems are becoming more American in the digital age, arguing that journalistic cultures are not only significantly different from each other still but also variably open and resistant to change. Drawing upon extensive field research of political reporters and examination of discourses of journalistic professionalism as well institutional analysis, this book finds that occupational norms and values of journalism in the US are vigorously upheld but in fact relatively porous and malleable. In Germany, by contrast, professional boundaries are rather strong and resilient but treated matter-of-factly. Revers argues that this is both a consequence of institutional arrangements of media systems and historically evolved cultural principles of journalism in both countries which mutually constitute each other.

Journalism Re Examined Digital Challenges And Professional Reorientations

Author : Martin Eide
ISBN : 9781783207206
Genre : Social Science
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The digital era has posed innumerable challenges to the business and practice of journalism. Journalism Re-examined sets out an institutional theoretical framework for exploring the journalistic institution in the digital age and analyses how it has responded to profound changes in its social and professional practices, norms, and values. Building their analysis around the concept of these changes as reorientations, the contributors present a number of case studies, with a particular emphasis on journalism in the Nordic countries. They explore not just straight news and investigative journalism, but also delve into lifestyle and documentary coverage, all with the aim of understanding the reorientations facing journalism and the ways they might present a sustainable future path

Becoming The News

Author : Ruth Palmer
ISBN : 9780231544764
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa—the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important component of journalism. While much has been written about how journalists work and gather stories, what do we discover about the practice of journalism and attitudes about the media by focusing on the experiences of the subjects themselves? In Becoming the News, Ruth Palmer argues that understanding the motivations and experiences of those who have been featured in news stories—voluntarily or not—sheds new light on the practice of journalism and the importance many continue to place on the role of the mainstream media. Based on dozens of interviews with news subjects, Becoming the News studies how ordinary people make sense of their experience as media subjects. Palmer charts the arc of the experience of “making” the news, from the events that brought an ordinary person to journalists’ attention through the decision to cooperate with reporters, interactions with journalists, and reactions to the news coverage and its aftermath. She explores what motivates someone to talk to the press; whether they consider the potential risks; the power dynamics between a journalist and their subject; their expectations about the motivations of journalists; and the influence of social media on their decisions and reception. Pointing to the ways traditional news organizations both continue to hold on to and are losing their authority, Becoming the News has important implications for how we think about the production and consumption of news at a time when Americans distrust the news media more than ever.

What Journalism Could Be

Author : Barbie Zelizer
ISBN : 9781509507900
Genre : Social Science
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What Journalism Could Be asks readers to reimagine the news by embracing a conceptual prism long championed by one of journalismï¿1⁄2s leading contemporary scholars. A former reporter, media critic and academic, Barbie Zelizer charts a singular journey through journalismï¿1⁄2s complicated contours, prompting readers to rethink both how the news works and why it matters. Zelizer tackles longstanding givens in journalismï¿1⁄2s practice and study, offering alternative cues for assessing its contemporary environment. Highlighting journalismï¿1⁄2s intersection with interpretation, culture, emotion, contingency, collective memory, crisis and visuality, Zelizer brings new meaning to its engagement with events like the global refugee crisis, rise of Islamic State, ascent of digital media and twenty-first-century combat. Imagining what journalism could be involves stretching beyond the already-known. Zelizer enumerates journalismï¿1⁄2s considerable current challenges while suggesting bold and creative ways of engaging with them. This book powerfully demonstrates how and why journalism remains of paramount importance.

Mediamorfosis Perspectivas Sobre La Innovaci N En Periodismo

Author : Alicia de Lara González
ISBN : 9788416024513
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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La innovación es crucial para potenciar la capacidad que tiene una empresa de crear una ventaja competitiva sostenible que le permita sobrevivir en un contexto casi siempre complejo y plagado de retos. Cuando se cumplen 20 años de “Mediamorfosis”, la obra de Roger Fidler, el presente texto examina la transformación del ecosistema mediático al hilo de la innovación en la producción y distribución de contenidos, la incorporación de nuevos perfiles profesionales, el papel de las audiencias y la búsqueda de nuevos modelos de negocio. Porque como apuntaba Fidler, la mediamorfosis surge a raíz de los cambios que se produce a lo largo de la historia en los sistemas de comunicación. En la última década, el concepto de innovación se ha convertido en lugar común en diversos sectores de la actividad empresarial, tecnológica y social. Es importante tener en cuenta que innovar implica la capacidad de asumir los cambios y usar habilidades creativas para detectar un problema o necesidad, encontrar una solución novedosa y desarrollarla con éxito. Este libro, fruto de algunos de los trabajos presentados en el XXIII Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Periodística, bajo el título "MEDIAMORFOSIS Perspectivas sobre la innovación en periodismo", plantea la oportunidad de profundizar en las dimensiones y el alcance de la innovación en los medios. Se trata de un compendio de investigaciones originales que exploran cómo se puede innovar en las principales áreas que afectan al desarrollo del periodismo y cuáles son los modelos que destacan en el ámbito nacional e internacional. Al abordar el concepto de innovación periodística desde diferentes enfoques, la obra puede ser de gran utilidad para estudiantes y profesores de Periodismo, así como para el alumnado de estudios superiores relacionados con el mundo de la comunicación. En este congreso celebramos también las XII Jornadas Internacionales de Periodismo, foro que siempre ha buscado acercar los retos de la industria y de la profesión a la Universidad, como manifiestan las valiosas aportaciones recogidas en estas actas.

Rethinking Journalism

Author : Chris Peters
ISBN : 9781136241239
Genre : Social Science
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There is no doubt, journalism faces challenging times. Since the turn of the millennium, the financial health of the news industry is failing, mainstream audiences are on the decline, and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are eroding. The outlook is bleak and it’s understandable that many are pessimistic. But this book argues that we have to rethink journalism fundamentally. Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the ‘crisis of journalism’, this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.

Making News At The New York Times

Author : Nikki Usher
ISBN : 9780472035960
Genre : Social Science
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An ethnographic study of The New York Times' business desk provides a unique vantage point to see the future for news in the digital age.

Journalism In An Era Of Big Data

Author : Seth C. Lewis
ISBN : 9781315533278
Genre : Social Science
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Big data is marked by staggering growth in the collection and analysis of digital trace information regarding human and natural activity, bound up in and enabled by the rise of persistent connectivity, networked communication, smart machines, and the internet of things. In addition to their impact on technology and society, these developments have particular significance for the media industry and for journalism as a practice and a profession. These data-centric phenomena are, by some accounts, poised to greatly influence, if not transform, some of the most fundamental aspects of news and its production and distribution by humans and machines. What such changes actually mean for news, democracy, and public life, however, is far from certain. As such, there is a need for scholarly scrutiny and critique of this trend, and this volume thus explores a range of phenomena—from the use of algorithms in the newsroom, to the emergence of automated news stories—at the intersection between journalism and the social, computer, and information sciences. What are the implications of such developments for journalism’s professional norms, routines, and ethics? For its organizations, institutions, and economics? For its authority and expertise? And for the epistemology that underwrites journalism’s role as knowledge-producer and sense-maker in society? Altogether, this book offers a first step in understanding what big data means for journalism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Digital Journalism.

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