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Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers how journalism could change for the better and for the good of democracy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136672712
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/14/2011
  • Series: Communication and Society Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Lee-Wright is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. His career as a journalist/producer ranges from the BBC World Service, the BBC Caribbean Service, the Overseas Regional Service, BBC Continuing Education, the Open University and BBC Documentaries. As an independent and freelance producer, his work ranged from award-winning documentaries to a critically acclaimed feature drama for Working Title.

Angela Phillips is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she teaches feature writing and journalism studies. She has been a journalist for over thirty years and has worked for national newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online. She is also a committee member of the Association for Journalism Education.

Tamara Witschge is a lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Tamara is the General Secretary of the European Communication Research and Education Association and is a member of the editorial board of the international journals New Media and Society, PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication and the Global Media Journal: German Edition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Changing political and economic structures of journalism Ch. 1 The changing business of news: Sustainability of news journalism Angela Phillips & Tamara Witschge Ch. 2: The Return of Hephaestus: Journalists’ Work Recrafted Peter Lee-Wright Ch. 3: Who guards the gateway? Regulating journalism in fluid times Peter Lee-Wright Part II: Changing Practices Ch. 4 Doing it all in the multi-skilled universe Peter Lee-Wright & Angela Phillips Ch. 5 Faster and shallower: Homogenization, cannibalization and the death of reporting Angela Phillips Ch. 6 The ‘tyranny’ of technology Tamara Witschge Part III: Changing Journalism Ch. 7 Changing audiences, changing journalism? Ch. 8 Transparency and the ethics of new journalism Angela Phillips Conclusion: Changing the future of the news

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