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Investigative Journalism, Democracy and the Digital Age

Investigative Journalism, Democracy and the Digital Age

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrea Carson
July 12, 2019

Theoretically grounded and using quantitative data spanning more than 50 years together with qualitative research, this book examines investigative journalism’s role in liberal democracies in the past and in the digital age. In its ideal form, investigative reporting provides a check on power in...

Tech Giants, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Journalism (Open Access)

Tech Giants, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Journalism (Open Access)

1st Edition

Jason Paul Whittaker
February 25, 2019

This book examines the impact of the "Big Five" technology companies – Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – on journalism and the media industries. It looks at the current role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in curating how we consume media and their increasing...

The Rise of NonProfit Investigative Journalism in the United States

The Rise of NonProfit Investigative Journalism in the United States

1st Edition

Bill Birnbauer
November 29, 2018

With a foreword from Michael Schudson, The Rise of Nonprofit Investigative Journalism in the United States examines the rapid growth, impact and sustainability of not-for-profit investigative reporting and its impact on US democracy and mainstream journalism. The book addresses key questions about...

Economic News: Informing The Inattentive Audience

Economic News: Informing The Inattentive Audience

1st Edition

Arjen van Dalen, Helle Svensson, Antonis Kalogeropoulos, Erik Albæk, Claes H. de Vreese
November 05, 2018

This book tells the story of how the news media can help the inattentive members of the public become better educated and knowledgeable ‘economic citizens’. The authors argue that changes in the economy, journalism and consumer culture have made economic news more visible, more mainstream and more...

Reporting Humanitarian Disasters in a Social Media Age

Reporting Humanitarian Disasters in a Social Media Age

1st Edition

Glenda Cooper
October 22, 2018

From the tsunami to Hurricane Sandy, the Nepal earthquake to Syrian refugees—defining images and accounts of humanitarian crises are now often created, not by journalists but by ordinary citizens using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. But how has the use of this content—and the...

Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences

Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences

1st Edition

Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman, Elanie Steyn
May 02, 2018

This book provides case studies, many incorporating in-depth interviews and surveys of journalists. It examines issues such as journalists’ attitudes toward their contributions to society; the impact of industry and technological changes; culture and minority issues in the newsroom and...

Russia's Liberal Media: Handcuffed but Free

Russia's Liberal Media: Handcuffed but Free

1st Edition

Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova
March 26, 2018

This book examines the challenges and pressures liberal journalists face in Putin's Russia. It presents the findings of an in-depth qualitative study, which included ethnographic observations of editorial meetings during the conflict in Ukraine. It also provides a theoretical framework for...

Audience Feedback in the News Media

Audience Feedback in the News Media

1st Edition

Bill Reader
February 05, 2018

As long as there has been news media, there has been audience feedback. This book provides the first definitive history of the evolution of audience feedback, from the early newsbooks of the 16th century to the rough-and-tumble online forums of the modern age. In addition to tracing the historical...

Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering: The Role of Fixers

Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering: The Role of Fixers

1st Edition

Colleen Murrell
February 05, 2018

This book reveals that 'fixers'—local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely—play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood. Murrell explores the frames though which international reporting has traditionally been analysed and...

The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy

The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy

1st Edition

Robert E. Gutsche Jr.
January 24, 2018

This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and "othering" through news coverage that enhances...

Social Media at BBC News: The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting

Social Media at BBC News: The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting

1st Edition

Valerie Belair-Gagnon
November 24, 2017

Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that...

Journalism and Eyewitness Images: Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict

Journalism and Eyewitness Images: Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict

1st Edition

Mette Mortensen
November 22, 2017

Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even though this genre holds a still greater bearing...

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