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Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism


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Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism

Series Editor: Bob Franklin, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, UK

Disruptions refers to the radical changes provoked by the affordances of digital technologies that occur at a pace and on a scale that disrupts settled understandings and traditional ways of creating value, interacting and communicating both socially and professionally. The consequences for digital journalism involve far reaching changes to business models, professional practices, roles, ethics, products and even challenges to the accepted definitions and understandings of journalism. For Digital Journalism Studies, the field of academic inquiry which explores and examines digital journalism, disruption results in paradigmatic and tectonic shifts in scholarly concerns and prompts reconsideration of research methods, theoretical analyses and responses (oppositional and consensual) to such changes, which have been described as being akin to ‘a moment of mind blowing uncertainty’.

Routledge’s new book series, Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism, seeks to capture, examine and analyse these moments of exciting and explosive professional and scholarly innovation which characterize developments in the day to day practice of journalism in an age of digital media, and which are articulated in the newly emerging academic discipline of Digital Journalism Studies.

Early titles in the series will be published in 2017 and include the following:

Disrupting Journalism Ethics

Radical change on the frontier of digital media

Stephen J. A. Ward

Mobile Disruptions

Lessons from Qatar and the Arabian Gulf region in mobile media content innovation

John V. Pavlik, Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler

Data Journalism and The Regeneration of News

Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young

Native Advertising

Advertorial disruption in the 21st century news feed

Lisa Lynch

Responsible Drone Journalism

Astrid Gynnild and Turo Uskali

Journalism Design

Interactive technologies and storytelling

Skye Doherty

Hyperlocal Journalism and Digital Disruptions

The journalism changes agents in Australia and New Zealand

Scott Downman and Richard Murray

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Hacking Gender and Technology in Journalism

Hacking Gender and Technology in Journalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sara De Vuyst
January 15, 2020

Hacking Gender and Technology in Journalism addresses the question of whether journalism’s new digital spaces suffer from the same gendered structures as traditional media organisations or whether they go beyond such bias. The book offers insights into the challenges that women journalists face in...

Conceptualising Immersive Journalism

Conceptualising Immersive Journalism

1st Edition

Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws
September 17, 2019

This book presents the history of virtual reality and its introduction into journalism, exploring the challenges posed by pushing to make the experience of news a full body event. The problem of interpretation versus objectivity is discussed, as well as the associated ethical responsibilities....

Facebook, the Media and Democracy: Big Tech, Small State?

Facebook, the Media and Democracy: Big Tech, Small State?

1st Edition

Leighton Andrews
September 10, 2019

Facebook, the Media and Democracy examines Facebook Inc. and the impact that it has had and continues to have on media and democracy around the world. Drawing on interviews with Facebook users of different kinds and dialogue with politicians, regulators, civil society and media commentators, as...

Making Nonprofit News: Market Models, Influence and Journalistic Practice

Making Nonprofit News: Market Models, Influence and Journalistic Practice

1st Edition

Patrick Ferrucci
September 10, 2019

Making Nonprofit News examines the essence of nonprofit journalism on multiple levels of analysis, explaining how individuals, routines, organizational makeup and outside institutions all affect news production at nonprofit news organizations. The book argues that the market model itself – not...

Photojournalism Disrupted: The View from Australia

Photojournalism Disrupted: The View from Australia

1st Edition

Helen Caple
June 11, 2019

Photojournalism Disrupted addresses the unprecedented disruptions in photojournalism over the last decade, with a particular focus on the Australian news media context. Using a mixed methods approach, the book assesses the situation facing press photographers and their employers in the supply of...

Analyzing Analytics: Disrupting Journalism One Click at a Time

Analyzing Analytics: Disrupting Journalism One Click at a Time

1st Edition

Edson C. Tandoc Jr.
June 04, 2019

Analyzing Analytics: Disrupting Journalism One Click at a Time critically examines how journalists use web analytics in their work and the implications of that use. Now that web analytics has become deeply embedded in newsrooms, its impact on journalism is even more potent. Documenting the...

Opting Out of Digital Media

Opting Out of Digital Media

1st Edition

Bonnie Brennen
May 29, 2019

Opting out of Digital Media showcases the role of human agency and cultural identity in the development and use of digital technologies. Based on academic research, news and trade reports, popular culture and 105 in-depth interviews, this book explores the contemporary "opting out" trend. It...

Journalism Between the State and the Market

Journalism Between the State and the Market

1st Edition

Helle Sjøvaag
April 24, 2019

Using the Nordic media model as an empirical backdrop, Journalism Between the State and the Market defines and analyzes journalism’s fundamental problem: its shifting location between the state and the market. This book examines how this distance is decreasing as journalism steps closer to both...

Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News

Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News

1st Edition

Alfred Hermida, Mary Lynn Young
February 19, 2019

Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News traces the emergence of data journalism through a scholarly lens. It reveals the growth of data journalism as a subspecialty, cultivated and sustained by an increasing number of professional identities, tools and technologies, educational opportunities...

A Short History of Disruptive Journalism Technologies: 1960-1990

A Short History of Disruptive Journalism Technologies: 1960-1990

1st Edition

Will Mari
February 12, 2019

A Short History of Disruptive Journalism Technologies provides a swift analysis of the computerization of the newsroom, from the mid-1960s through to the early 1990s. It focuses on how word processing and a number of related affordances, including mobile-reporting tools, impacted the daily work...

Citizen Journalism: Practices, Propaganda, Pedagogy

Citizen Journalism: Practices, Propaganda, Pedagogy

1st Edition

Melissa Wall
January 02, 2019

Citizen Journalism explores citizen participation in the news as an evolving disruptive practice in digital journalism. This volume moves beyond the debates over the mainstream news media attempts to control and contain citizen journalism to focus attention in a different direction: the peripheries...

Social Media Livestreaming: Design for Disruption?

Social Media Livestreaming: Design for Disruption?

1st Edition

Claudette G. Artwick
December 04, 2018

Social Media Livestreaming: Design for Disruption? addresses a host of emerging issues concerning social media livestreaming, exploring this technology as a disruption and its potential to shape journalism practice and influence society. Live visual images increasingly inundate our digital screens...

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