Charles, Alec / Stewart, Gavin (eds)
The End of Journalism
News in the Twenty-First Century
Year of Publication: 2011
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. VIII, 240 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-0343-0261-6 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0150-2 (eBook)
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This book offers an international perspective on the current - and future - state of contemporary news-making. The thirteen contributors explore how evolving conditions and technologies of production and reception are changing the practices of journalism across the world - from Britain to Latin America, from the United States to China. The essays examine the role of the journalist in the era of mobile journalism, online journalism and citizen journalism, and ask how our understanding of journalism has changed and will continue to change in response to the rise of the blog, the camera phone and new modes of broadcast and publication. Finally, the volume asks how a new kind of journalist might continue to act as the mediator between people and power in a modern democratic state.
Contents: Alec Charles: Introduction: Resistance is Useless - Andrew Calcutt/Philip Hammond: Objectivity and the End of Journalism - Ivor Gaber: Three Cheers for Subjectivity: Or the Crumbling of the Seven Pillars of Traditional Journalistic Wisdom - Jon Silverman: YouTube If You Want To: New Media, Investigative Tele-Journalism and Social Control - David Cameron: Mobile Journalism: A Snapshot of Current Research and Practice - Richard Junger: An Alternative to 'Fortress Journalism'? Historical and Legal Precedents for Citizen Journalism and Crowdsourcing in the United States - Marcus Leaning: Understanding Blogs: Just Another Media Form? - Clive McGoun: From Cuba with Blogs - Roy Krøvel: The War in Chiapas: The Fall and Rise of Independent Journalism - Gavin Stewart: 'I cant belive a war started and Wikipedia sleeps': Making News with an Online Encyclopaedia - Alec Charles: Attack of the Killer Squirrels: A Study of the Fantastical Symbolism of BBC News Online - James Morrison: Spin, Smoke-Filled Rooms and the Decline of Council Reporting by British Local Newspapers: The Slow Demise of Town Hall Transparency - Sonya Yan Song: The End - or the Genesis - of Journalism? The Online Extension of Chinese Print Media - Gavin Stewart: Afterword: An End of Journalism Studies.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
Alec Charles is Principal Lecturer in Media at the University of Bedfordshire. He has worked as a broadcast and print journalist, and has published extensively on journalism, cinema, television, literature and new media. He is the editor of Transatlantic Cooperation: Europe, America and the Baltics (2004), EU Enlargement: One Year On (2005) and Media in the Enlarged Europe (2009).
Gavin Stewart is Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Bedfordshire. He has worked as a project manager for the Narrative Laboratory for the Creative Industries at De Montfort University and as a project manager for the trAce Online Writing Centre project at Nottingham Trent University.