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Digital Technology and Journalism

An International Comparative Perspective

Editors: Tong, Jingrong, Lo, Shih-Hung (Eds.)

  • Updates current knowledge about the impact of digital technology on journalism and of the implications of such an impact for understanding the occupation of journalism and its relationship to the macro- and micro-contextsReassesses and analyses the roles technology and context play respectively in transforming journalism, through identifying continuity and change in journalism under the influence of digital technology
  • Proposes new approaches to comparative journalism studies, which has traditionally been dominated by the Anglo-American experience, by the perspective of a cross-country comparison
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This edited volume discusses the theoretical, practical and methodological issues surrounding changes in journalism in the digital era. The chapters explore how technological innovations have transformed journalism and how an international comparative perspective can contribute to our understanding of the topic. Journalism is examined within Anglo-American and European contexts as well as in Asia and Africa, and comparative approaches and methods for journalism studies in the digital age are evaluated. In so doing, the book offers a thorough investigation of changes in journalistic norms, practices and genres in addition to providing an international and comparative perspective for understanding these changes and what they mean to journalism. Written by both leading scholars and media practitioners in the field, the articles in this collection are based on theoretical frameworks and empirical data, drawn from content analysis of newspaper and online coverage, in-depth interviews with news practitioners, observation on the websites of news organisations and analysis of journalists on Twitter. The result is a cohesive compilation that offers the reader an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of digital developments in journalism and comparative journalism studies.

About the authors

Jingrong Tong is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture at Brunel University London, UK. Her current research focuses on digital technology and journalism, digital data analysis and environmental communication. She is the author of two books on investigative journalism in China.
 Shih-Hung Lo is Professor in Communication at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. His research interests include communication theory, political economy of communication, Chinese media studies, digital journalism, telecommunication policies and media sociology.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Digital Technology and Journalism: An International Comparative Perspective

    Tong, Jingrong

    Pages 1-21

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  • The Invisible Hand of the Unaccountable Algorithm: How Google, Facebook and Other Tech Companies Are Changing Journalism

    Brake, David R.

    Pages 25-46

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  • News Photography and the Digital (R)evolution: Continuity and Change in the Practices, Styles, Norms and Values of Photojournalism

    Solaroli, Marco

    Pages 47-70

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  • UGC Creators and Use of Their Content by Mainstream Media

    Cooper, Glenda

    Pages 71-90

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  • Uncertainty, Tabloidisation, and the Loss of Prestige: “New Media Innovations” and Journalism Cultures in Two Newspapers in Mainland China and Taiwan

    Tong, Jingrong (et al.)

    Pages 91-111

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55026-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55025-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Technology and Journalism
Book Subtitle
An International Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • Jingrong Tong
  • Shih-Hung Lo
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55026-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55026-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55025-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 367
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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