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
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
Advertorial disruption in the 21st century news feed
Responsible Drone Journalism
Astrid Gynnild and Turo Uskali
Interactive technologies and storytelling
Hyperlocal Journalism and Digital Disruptions
The journalism changes agents in Australia and New Zealand
Scott Downman and Richard Murray
Responsible Drone Journalism
Alfred Hermida, Mary Lynn Young
February 22, 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 sub-specialty, cultivated and sustained by an increasing number of professional identities, tools and technologies, educational opportunities...
February 20, 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...
January 15, 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...
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...
Stephen J A Ward
August 21, 2018
Disrupting Journalism Ethics sets out to disrupt and change how we think about journalism and its ethics. The book contends that long-established ways of thinking, which have come down to us from the history of journalism, need radical conceptual reform, with alternate conceptions of the role of...
Robert E. Gutsche Jr., Kristy Hess
July 31, 2018
Geographies of Journalism connects theoretical and practical discussions of the role of geotechnologies, social media, and boots-on-the-ground journalism in a digital age to underline the complications and challenges that place-making in the press brings to institutions and ideologies. By...
June 05, 2018
Native Advertising examines the emerging practices and norms around native advertising in US and European news organizations. Over the past five years native advertising has rapidly become a significant revenue stream for both digital news “upstarts” and legacy newspapers and magazines. This book...
John V Pavlik, Everette E Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey, Justin Gengler
May 04, 2018
Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East identifies trends in mobile media use in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and, more broadly, explores their impact on the nature of digital journalism. Mobility has long been an important aspect of life in the Middle East; therefore a study of this region...
Astrid Gynnild, Turo Uskali
February 13, 2018
Camera drones provide unique visual perspectives and add new dimensions to storytelling and accountability in journalism. Simultaneously, the rapidly expanding uses of drones as advanced sensor platforms raise new legislative, ethical and transparency issues. Responsible Drone Journalism...
November 28, 2017
Journalism Design is about the future of journalism. As technologies increasingly, and continually, reshape the way we interact with information, with each other and with our environment, journalists need new ways to tell stories. Journalists often see technology as something that improves what...
November 07, 2017
Fake News: Falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism examines the causes and consequences of the ‘fake news’ phenomenon now sweeping the world’s media and political debates. Drawing on three decades of research and writing on journalism and news media, leading scholar Brian McNair engages...
Scott Downman, Richard Murray
October 03, 2017
At a time when digital technologies are impacting on the success and sustainability of traditional models of journalism, hyperlocal journalism seeks to restore journalistic integrity, build community, incite change and engage audiences. This book argues for the increased importance of these new...