Future Journalism: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

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Routledge, Sep 21, 2017 - Social Science - 178 pages

Future Journalism investigates where journalism has come from, where it is now and where it might be going, through a range of case studies on organisations pushing the traditional boundaries of journalism, including Vice, Buzzfeed, Bellingcat, The Washington Post, the Guardian, Circa and Narrative Science. Sue Greenwood presents an analysis of the significant trends and practices shaping contemporary journalism and investigates what they can tell us about possible new directions for the news industry in the future.

Chapters explore:

  • the rise of new business models for digital news production and their future;
  • debates around the potential for non-human "journalists";
  • the fluctuating figures around news consumption by audiences and what they can mean;
  • the growing importance of ethical journalism in the digital age;
  • practical exercises and recommended further reading.

In a constantly evolving media environment, this book guides readers through some of the most vital contemporary debates and important technological developments. It is essential reading for students and young professionals preparing for a future in the journalism industry.


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List of figures 1 Where we came from and where we are
Change and why it happens
New ideas and how they got here
Audience chasing
New news generations
The new human journalists
The new nonhuman journalists
New narratives in news
Your turn
My turn
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About the author (2017)

Sue Greenwood is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism at Staffordshire University, UK. She teaches and specialises in digital and future journalism. Before joining academia, Sue spent over 25 years working in the media, from newspapers, news websites and community television, to radio. As an entrepreneur, she has launched two publishing start-ups.

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