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The End of Journalism- Version 2.0

Industry, Technology and Politics


Edited By Alec Charles

This book brings together the work of British, American and Australian scholars and practitioners in a substantially new edition of this popular collection. It examines the practices of reportage in an era of social networking and online news, an age of altered audience expectations in which the biggest tabloid scandal is the conduct of the tabloid press itself. It debates notions of subjectivity and objectivity in journalism today, explores how new technologies have mobilized professional and aspiring journalists alike, examines the practices and impacts of citizen journalism and user-generated content, investigates the political and cultural value of populist news and interrogates how radical ongoing developments in political, economic, professional, institutional and technological conditions are continuing to change the nature of the news industry in the second decade of the twenty-first century.


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Acknowledgements vii ALEC CHARLES The Abuse of Power: Savile, Leveson and the Internet 1 IVOR GABER Three Cheers for Subjectivity: The Continuing Collapse of the Seven Pillars of Journalistic Wisdom 53 ANDREW CALCUTT AND PHILIP HAMMOND Objectivity, Objectification and the End of Journalism 73 DAVID CAMERON Mobile Journalism: A Snapshot of Ongoing Research and Practice 89 RICHARD JUNGER An Alternative to Fortress Journalism: Historical Precedents for Citizen Journalism and Crowdsourcing in the United States 101 JON SILVERMAN YouTube If You Want To: Camera Phones, Investigative Journalism and Social Control 115 GAVIN STEWART I cant belive a war started and Wikipedia sleeps: News by Online Encyclopaedia 133 vi JAMES MORRISON Armchair Auditing and the Great Town Hall Transparency Swindle 153 DAVID MCQUEEN Between a Rock and a Hard Place – the Uncertain Future of Current Af fairs 171 MICK TEMPLE A Forum for Fruitcakes and Fascists: The Saviour of Mainstream Journalism 191 ALEC CHARLES The Paper Menagerie: Making Sense of Soft News 209 Notes on Contributors 237 Index 241

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