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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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Analyzing Analytics: Disrupting Journalism One Click at a Time

Analyzing Analytics: Disrupting Journalism One Click at a Time

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edson C. Tandoc Jr.
June 07, 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 it has become deeply embedded in newsrooms, the impact of web analytics on journalism is even more potent. Documenting the...

Photojournalism Disrupted: The View from Australia

Photojournalism Disrupted: The View from Australia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Helen Caple
June 07, 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...

Opting Out of Digital Media

Opting Out of Digital Media

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bonnie Brennen
June 05, 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 focuses...

Journalism Between the State and the Market

Journalism Between the State and the Market

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Helle Sjøvaag
April 26, 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...

Disrupting Journalism Ethics: Radical Change on the Frontier of Digital Media

Disrupting Journalism Ethics: Radical Change on the Frontier of Digital Media

1st Edition

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...

Geographies of Journalism: The Imaginative Power of Place in Making Digital News

Geographies of Journalism: The Imaginative Power of Place in Making Digital News

1st Edition

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...

Native Advertising: Advertorial Disruption in the 21st-Century News Feed

Native Advertising: Advertorial Disruption in the 21st-Century News Feed

1st Edition

Lisa Lynch
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...

Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East: Lessons from Qatar and the Arabian Gulf Region in mobile media content innovation

Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East: Lessons from Qatar and the Arabian Gulf Region in mobile media content innovation

1st Edition

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...

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