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Reporting on Race in a Digital Era

Authors: Nielsen, Carolyn

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  • Compares news narratives about contemporary racial issues in legacy and emerging, digital models of journalism
  • Features interviews with reporters who discuss how journalism has changed and how the coverage of racial issues can be improved
  • Illuminates how new models of journalism provide a deeper understanding of systems of power         
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This book explores U.S. news media’s 21st century reckoning with race, from the election of President Barack Obama, through the birth and growth of the Black Lives Matter movement, to the tense weeks after a white police officer killed an unarmed African American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. While legacy newsrooms struggled to interpret complex events, a diverse group of digital storytellers used emerging technologies. Veteran journalist and media scholar Carolyn Nielsen examines how the first two decades of this century produced new models for journalists to explore the complexity of racism, amplify the voices of lived experience, and understand their audiences. Using critical analysis of news coverage and interviews with reporters who cover racial issues, the book shows how new models of journalism break with legacy journalism’s conceptions of objectivity, expertise, and news judgment to provide deeper understanding of systems of power. 

       

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Carolyn Nielsen is Associate Professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, USA. Her research examines newsroom sociology, technology, and news coverage of racial issues. Prior to becoming a Professor, she spent a decade working as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor.


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“An important book that brings to light the changes in American journalism after public pushback to the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Not only does the book provide a history of racially biased news coverage in the USA, but it also offers a service by providing frameworks for journalists to make media representations more accurate and fair. This knowledge is valuable to scholars, professionals and the public.” (Tracy Everbach, Professor at Mayborn School of Journalism, University of North Texas, USA)

“Mainstream news coverage of race in America has been stereotypical, inaccurate, unchanging, and defensive for decades. But new journalists, new mindsets, and new technologies are changing this. This important book captures the moments when the shifts began, why they occurred and who led the way, and where we are likely headed.” (David Domke, Professor of Communication, University of Washington, USA)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reporting on Race in a Digital Era
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35221-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35221-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35220-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 236
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