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News 2.0: Can Journalism Survive the Internet?

News 2.0: Can Journalism Survive the Internet? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hirst, Martin

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There have never been so many new ways of producing news as those available to us in the digital age. From online journalism, podcasts, SMS alerts and RSS feeds, to the vast possibilities of user-generated content in millions of blogs and the phenomenal popularity of sites like Y...ouTube, and Twitter, seismic shifts are underway in the traditional global media models of broadcasting and publishing. Journalists must now more than ever be better equipped to work across a broader framework of news production in the digital age. News 2.0 bridges the gap between theory and practice to present an integrated approach to journalism that defines the profession as distinct from the generalities of cultural studies. Key elements of journalism theory - political economy, sociological and ethnographic tools of investigation, news values and framing - are explored, and a brief history of the modern Fourth Estate model of journalism is outlined, situating the current realities of the profession in an historical context. Hirst shows how the new digital faultiness in this changing media landscape have resulted in the fragmentation of the mass audience for news products, and explains how the parallel development of 'digital commerce' has created disconnected consumers which threaten an active and participatory democracy. As the nature of journalism and journalists changes rapidly in response to this technological and commercial convergence in the media industry, Hirst argues that journalism requires a restatement of the role of journalists as public intellectuals with a commitment to truth, trust and the public interest. News 2.0 is an essential text for students of journalism seeking the intellectual skills to understand, investigate and communicate aspects of our world.
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ISBN 9781742370576
Published AU 1 Jan 2011
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9781742370576
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Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 1 Jan 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hirst, Martin
Category Communication Studies
Media Studies
Press & Journalism
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 302.20;070.4
Weight 490g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Digital media, Ethnic mass media, Journalism - Social aspects, Online journalism
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education