And That's The Way It Will Be argues convincingly that digital journalism has the potential to reverse the decline in prestige of the mainstream media. Focusing on the public's dissatisfaction with traditional communication sources, seasoned journalist Christopher Harper evaluates computers as a means of providing and receiving news and information.
Harper profiles some of the key players in the world of digital journalism including Microsoft, America Online, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Time Warner. He assesses the impact of digital news in poor neighborhoods and the developing world and explores the issues of pornography, privacy, and government regulation of the Internet's news and information system. The volume closes with predictions about the future by presidents of communications organizations, computer experts, network news anchors, software developers, columnists, on-line editors, and Web designers.
The first book to focus exclusively on the nature and future of journalism in an electronic age, And That's The Way It Will Be provides a comprehensive look at the emergence, challenges, and promise of digital news.
|Publisher:||New York University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Formerly a journalist with ABC, Newsweek, and the Associated Press, Christopher Harper is Roy H. Park Distinguished Professor of Communications at Ithaca College.
What People are Saying About This
Harper, who has practiced print and broadcast journalism at the highest levels, has given us a wise and knowledgeable guide to this new form of journalism and what it is beginning to achieve.
Mitchell Stephens, author of A History of News
When this book has served its purpose as a definitive guide to how the designs of journalism are changing in a digital age-and how to make them work in the future-it will have a second life as a compelling history of how the marriage between journalism and digital technology developed, and who the important and ingenious players were. (Bob Brown, ABC 20/20)