Journalism

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    Fanning the flames: reporting on terror in the networked age

Fanning the flames: reporting on terror in the networked age

How do we know about terror events? The news media. Social media. And that’s what the terrorist wants. You to know.
So what is the role of the news media in reporting on terror? How can they do it accurately and responsibly? And what is the role of the platforms like Facebook in filtering that information into your news streams?
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The role of Emotion in the future of Journalism

Below is an extract from the new essay in the Social Media and Society Journal by Charlie Beckett and Mark Deuze.  Read the full article here.

In the context of a changing media culture, the omnipresence of technology and media in everyday life as people’s lives are increasingly lived in media, and the emergence of journalism as a profoundly precarious profession, we […]

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Subscription Redux: the news as a service

As the news business seeks a model to maximise its revenue and make its content production super efficient, could a new conception of subscription be the answer?

For years I have been arguing that journalism is moving from being a manufacturing to a service industry. It used to be about creating packages of content like a newspaper that people (or the late […]

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    John Oliver’s high moral view of journalism is part of the problem

John Oliver’s high moral view of journalism is part of the problem

I know this won’t be a popular position, but I think that the high moral view of  journalist/comedian John Oliver about journalism is part of the problem.

I enjoy his work and have always thought it’s a part of the multifarious contemporary journalism ecology, just as Jon Stewart was before him.

But in his latest critique of the woes of the news […]

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    Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Journalists are busy people. It can be hard enough to get a hold of them and even more difficult to get them to meet for coffee as participants in a research project. I braced myself to […]

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