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Palgrave Macmillan

The Future of Writing

ISBN 9781137440396
Publication Date April 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Pivot

This fascinating collection draws together perspectives on the future of writing in publishing, journalism and online sites. Discussion ranges across the challenges and opportunities for writing and publishing in the context of new content platforms, formats and distribution networks, including e-books, online news and publishing, and social media. Contributors include publishers, editors, journalists, writers, bloggers, start-up entrepreneurs, media studies scholars and media commentators.

John Potts is Professor of Media at Macquarie University, Sydney. He has published six books, including A History of Charisma and The Unacceptable (with John Scannell). He is a founding editor of Scan Online Journal of Media Arts Culture.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction; John Potts
1. Culture is the Algorithm; Richard Nash
2. When the Web is the World; Kate Eltham
3. Me Myself I: Revaluing Self-Publishing in the Electronic Age; Sherman Young
4. Book Doomsday: The March of Progress and the Fate of the Book; John Potts
5. Multigraph, not Monograph: Creative Writing and New Technologies; Nigel Krauth
6. On the Art of Writing with Data; Chris Rodley and Andrew Burrell
7. The Design of Writing: 29 Observations; Kathryn Millard and Alex Munt
8. Storytelling in the Digital Age; Garry Linnell
9. Reading and Writing the News in the Fifth Estate; Jennifer Beckett and Catharine Lumby
10. News Breakers and News Makers in the 24 Hour Opinion Cycle; Lachlan Harris
11. Education and the New Convergent Journalist; Mark Evans

Richard Nash, Small Demons, USA
Kate Eltham, Brisbane Writers Festival, Australia
Sherman Young, Macquarie University, Australia
John Potts, Macquarie University, Australia
Nigel Krauth, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Chris Rodley, freelance writer, Australia
Andrew Burrell, freelance artist, Australia
Kathryn Millard, Macquarie University, Australia
Alex Munt, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Garry Linnell, Fairfax Metro Media, Australia
Jennifer Beckett, University of New South Wales, Australia
Catharine Lumby, Macquarie University, Australia
Lachlan Harris, Co-Founder of Big Switch, Australia
Mark Evans, Macquarie University, Australia


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