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Edited By Devrim İnce and Yurdagül Bezirgan Arar

Journalism in Turkey has an ambivalent characteristic. On the one hand, the social demand for genuine journalism has increased, and on the other hand, news has turned into a tool within the polluted political polarization atmosphere.
In the age of fake news and post-truth, practices of journalism in Turkey both contain significantly striking examples of how media professionals overcome the barriers and also give some clues about the changing nature of journalism. The book examines the deep crisis mainstream media experience in Turkey. New-born media institutions, alternatives, their start-up strategies, and transformation of journalism field are scrutinized by qualitative and quantitative methods. The book aims to present a current picture of journalism in Turkey by underlining both historical continuities and breaks from the tradition.
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Generations, Genders and Priorities: On Digital and Printed Newspapers (Özgehan Özkan)


Özgehan Özkan

Generations, Genders and Priorities: On Digital and Printed Newspapers


The recording and transferring of the information in time/space dates back in 3200s B.C. with the invention of the writing but the need for knowledge has always existed. Compared to other species, the only way of human beings to survive is to develop a language, communicate and have “knowledge. For this reason, journalism, which can be defined as ”the job of providing full, accurate, multifaceted and up-to-date information on crowd-pleasing issues will exist as long as people exist, even though the tools and media they use change. Among the discussions about journalism today, a question become prominent “Is there a future of printed papers in a world where digital journalism exists, in a world where every online citizen is somehow a journalist?”

In this study, the comparison of traditional and online newspapers was made. Advantages and disadvantages of them were discussed in terms of the reader and the media institutions. Assessments about whether the printed newspapers will go out of existence and the predictions are given with their reasons. The focus is on the innovations and transformations that traditional newspapers should do in order to survive against their powerful digital competitors. In addition, a sample survey with 252 people were conducted to reflect the demographic structure of Turkish population (age, gender, education, occupation, income level, etc.) as widely as possible and the preference status between printed and digital newspapers was...

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