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JOURNALISM IN TURKEY:

PRACTICES, CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES

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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Ahmet TAYLAN (PhD)

He completed his undergraduate education at Ankara University, Faculty of Communication, Journalism Department in 1997. Between 1999 and 2004, he worked as a communication specialist at the Rectorate of Mersin University and served as the Head of Press and Public Relations Office. He completed his master’s degree at Ankara University, Social Sciences Institute, Journalism Department in 2005 with a thesis entitled “Transformation in Press Companies After 1990 and Positions of the Editors-in-Chief (Comparison of Milliyet and Cumhuriyet Newspapers as a Case Study)”. At the same department, he took his Ph.D. in 2012 with a thesis entitled “Alternative Media and Bianet Example: An Ethnographic Research Relating to Alternative Media in Turkey”. He is still working as a lecturer at Mersin University Faculty of Communication. He has a book called “Alternative Journalism” and has various publications and researches in his field. Her research interests include alternative media, popular culture, new media and internet journalism.

Ayçin GELİR-ATABEY

She was born in 1984 in İzmir. She graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism in 2008. Then, she completed her master’s degree at Anadolu University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Communication Design and Management. She is currently a PhD candidate at Ege University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of General Journalism. Ayçin Gelir Atabey, who was assigned by Ege University Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism by Pamukkale University Faculty of Communication, is working as a research...

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