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Transformations and Continuities
 
 
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News matters. It is still the main forum for discussion of issues of public importance. It is where we come together to inform, persuade, influence, endorse or reject one another in a collaborative process of making meaning from events. But the news is changing — content, distribution channels, geographical constraints, production values, business models, regulatory approaches and cultural habits are all in flux, as new media technologies are adopted and adapted by users. However, despite having driven many of the changes themselves, established media organisations are in many cases struggling to adapt to this changed environment.

News Online: Transformations and Continuities is for everyone who wants to better understand the news media of the twenty-first century. With contributions from leading international scholars who question established understandings of news in the light of change, this book charts a course through recent upheavals and ranges over a broad terrain — from the BBC to experimental videogames, from Latin American newsrooms to Northeast Asian blogs, from the crisis in US newspapers to Twitter users in Iran. Each chapter provides an insightful analysis of how popular digital communications change relations of production and consumption, in addition to the effect on cultural and political participation. News Online considers the shifting boundaries between the popular and the professional made possible by the redistribution of news functions.

Graham Meikle is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, Media & Journalism at the University of Stirling, UK. He is the author of Interpreting News (2009) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (2002).

Guy Redden is a lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has previously taught at the University of Lincoln (UK) and Prince of Songkla University (Thailand). His research revolves around the relationships between culture, media and economy.

Contributors

Stuart Allan, Ian Bogost, Axel Bruns, Andrés Cañizález, Kate Crawford, Mark Deuze, Natalie Fenton, Simon Ferrari, Leopoldina Fortunati, Gerard Goggin, Jairo Lugo, Robert McChesney, Brian McNair, An Nguyen, Bobby Schweizer, Einar Thorsen, Tamara Witschge and Xin Xin.


Description

News matters. It is still the main forum for discussion of issues of public importance. It is where we come together to inform, persuade, influence, endorse or reject one another in a collaborative process of making meaning from events. But the news is changing — content, distribution channels, geographical constraints, production values, business models, regulatory approaches and cultural habits are all in flux, as new media technologies are adopted and adapted by users. However, despite having driven many of the changes themselves, established media organisations are in many cases struggling to adapt to this changed environment.

News Online: Transformations and Continuities is for everyone who wants to better understand the news media of the twenty-first century. With contributions from leading international scholars who question established understandings of news in the light of change, this book charts a course through recent upheavals and ranges over a broad terrain — from the BBC to experimental videogames, from Latin American newsrooms to Northeast Asian blogs, from the crisis in US newspapers to Twitter users in Iran. Each chapter provides an insightful analysis of how popular digital communications change relations of production and consumption, in addition to the effect on cultural and political participation. News Online considers the shifting boundaries between the popular and the professional made possible by the redistribution of news functions.

Graham Meikle is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, Media & Journalism at the University of Stirling, UK. He is the author of Interpreting News (2009) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (2002).

Guy Redden is a lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has previously taught at the University of Lincoln (UK) and Prince of Songkla University (Thailand). His research revolves around the relationships between culture, media and economy.

Contributors

Stuart Allan, Ian Bogost, Axel Bruns, Andrés Cañizález, Kate Crawford, Mark Deuze, Natalie Fenton, Simon Ferrari, Leopoldina Fortunati, Gerard Goggin, Jairo Lugo, Robert McChesney, Brian McNair, An Nguyen, Bobby Schweizer, Einar Thorsen, Tamara Witschge and Xin Xin.


Reviews

'This timely, concise collection will be valuable for everyone who wants to learn about the pressing issues news media face.' - T.J. Zou, University of Arkansas, USA, Choice


Contents

Introduction; G.Redden & G.Meikle
Journalism and Public Service: The Case of BBC News Online ; S.Allan & E.Thorsen
Managing the Online News Revolution: The UK experience; B.McNair
The Crisis of Journalism and the Internet; R.McChesney
When Magical Realism Confronted Virtual Reality: Online News and Journalism in Latin America; J.Lugo & A.Canizalez
Newsgames: An Introduction; Ian Bogost, S.Ferrari & B.Schweizer
The Intimate Turn of Mobile News; G.Goggin
News to me: Twitter and the personal networking of news; K.Crawford
News Produsage in a Pro-Am Mediasphere: Why Citizen Journalism Matters; A.Bruns
'Comment is free, facts are sacred': Journalistic ethics in a changing mediascape; N.Fenton & T.Witschge
Journalism without Journalists: On the powershift from journalists to Employers and Audiences; M.Deuze & L.Fortunati
Web 2.0, Grassroots Journalism and Social Justice in China; X.Xin
Marrying the professional to the amateur: Strategies and implications of the OhmyNews model; A.Duc Nguyen
Conclusion; G.Redden & G.Meikle
 


Authors

GRAHAM MEIKLE Senior Lecturer in the Film, Media& Journalism department at the University of Stirling, UK, where he is Programme Director of the MLitt in Media and Culture. He is the author of Interpreting News (2008, Palgrave) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (2002, Routledge). He has published a number of book chapters and journal articles on news and the Internet, amongst others, and has designed and taught courses in news analysis and digital media theory at universities in Australia and the UK. 

GUY REDDEN Lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has previously taught at the University of Lincoln and Prince of Songkla University. His research revolves around the relationships between culture, media and economy.