Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

by George Brock


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ISBN-13: 9780749466510
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

George Brock is a professor and former head of the prestigious Graduate School of Journalism at City University London. During his career as a journalist, he worked for the Observer and The Times , where he was Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and Saturday Editor. He has served as president of the World Editors Forum, and is on the board of the International Press Institute. He is a regular commentator on news and journalism in the UK and global media and broadcasts frequently.

Table of Contents

About the author

Introduction: from ink to link

01 Communicating whatever we please
Messy, unethical and opinionated origins
Select and noteworthy happenings
An explosion of opinion
Playing with fire
Bible, axe and newspapers
A brief flowering
The world’s great informer
Every species of intelligence

02 Furnishing the world with a new set of nerves
A great moral organ
The true Church of England
The Steam Intellect Society
We are all learning to move together
A vast agora
I order five virgins
The few dozen lines of drivel
A press typhoon
The waning power of the harlot

03 The gilded age
A fluid mass
The brute force of monopoly
Sorrow, sorrow, ever more
A well-conducted press
‘So will it be goodbye to Fleet Street?’
I really loathe people with power
Boom and decline
Owners, news and celebrity

04 The engine of opportunity
Chain reaction
Utopia or dystopia?
What the internet does to the business of news

05 Rethinking journalism again
Frontiers fade and vanish
Ink marks on squashed trees
Comparison and choice
The downside risks of choice
Objectivity under strain
The advantages and drawbacks of institutions
The management of abundance
New media and change: a case study

06 The business model crumbles
Over a cliff
Print is not dead
Palliative care for print
Flipping to digital
Making people pay: walls and meters
The demand for news
What we don’t know about online news

07 Credibility crumbles
Newsroom culture
Operation Motorman
Phone hacking
‘Quality’ and ‘seriousness’
Trust and authority
A spell is broken

08 The Leveson judgement
A third way
Regulation’s future

09 Throwing spaghetti at the wall
Four core tasks
We were having journalistic moments!
Error is useful

10 Clues to the future
Business models
From the ashes of dead trees

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Reviewed by Julia Schemmer for Readers' Favorite Globalization has taken the world by storm. As it becomes easier to communicate ideas at any given point through technological advances, the term 'journalist' and the occupation 'journalism' has been redefined by pop culture. In this new day, everybody is given a voice, and considers themselves "journalists." However, to be a journalist today, it is essential to adapt to the new format that journalism takes. In Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age by George Brock, these concerns are addressed in a clear and informative way. A world-renowned journalist and editor himself, Brock provides meaningful advice for everyone interested in printed and online media. We live in a day where newspapers are losing their role in society. Because technology, applications, and social media have made information more accessible, the role of journalism has been turned upside down, causing every aspiring journalist to adapt to these new ways. In George Brock's book, he gives practical ideas to continue meaningful journalism in the midst of rapid transformation of the news networks worldwide. As a journalist myself, I was grateful to read a book like this because it was easy to understand, concise, and sensible. Most of all, he did not condemn technology as a bad thing, as I have seen too many times, but rather praised the role of technology in challenging journalists in adapting to the new times. If you are an aspiring journalist, I recommend you to pick up this fantastic read. You won't be disappointed.