Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

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Today's journalists need a wide range of knowledge, technical skills, and digital savvy. In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing some of the most important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, alternative digital sources of information, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites and 360-degree cameras to...

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Overview

Today's journalists need a wide range of knowledge, technical skills, and digital savvy. In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing some of the most important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, alternative digital sources of information, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites and 360-degree cameras to global satellite capabilities. Digital Journalism is a valuable resource for all journalism students and an intriguing read for anyone interested in the changing technology of news.

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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
A handful of other books have been written on this subject, but this very readable book is one of the few to give perspectives from such diverse areas of expertise. Highly recommended.
Janice Castro
A thought-provoking look at the roots of Web publishing, Digital Journalism demystifies the remarkable technology innovations that spawned instant global publishing and brought the world to our desktops. These essays provide stepping stones for classroom discussion by giving us the reporter's view from inside a torrent of change.
Choice
A handful of other books have been written on this subject, but this very readable book is one of the few to give perspectives from such diverse areas of expertise. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742526808
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition number: 224
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Kawamoto has taught courses in digital media and computer-mediated communication at the university level and is a former technology studies manager at The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center. He currently works in health communication at a Seattle hospital.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Digital Journalism: Views from the Horizon Chapter 3 The History of Online Journalism Chapter 4 The Meanings and Implications of Convergence Chapter 5 New Technology and News Flows: Journalism and Crisis Coverage Chapter 6 Digital Photojournalism Chapter 7 Satellites, the Internet, and Journalism Chapter 8 Social Movements and the Net: Activist Journalism Goes Digital Chapter 9 Digital Government and an Informatics of Governing: Remediating the Relationship between Citizens and their Government Chapter 10 Online Medical Communication among Peers: The Net and Alternatives to Traditional Journalism Chapter 11 Conclusion Chapter 12 Multimedia Coverage: A Case Study and Exercise

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