Journalistic Practice in Interactive Spheres
Published April 25th 2011 by Routledge – 272 pages
Series: Routledge Research in Journalism
Drawing on current theoretical debates in journalism studies, and grounded in empirical research, Heinrich here analyzes the interplay between journalistic practice and processes of globalization and digitalization. She argues that a new kind of journalism is emerging, characterized by an increasingly global flow of news as well as a growing number of news deliverers. Within this transformed news sphere the roles of journalistic outlets change. They become nodes, arranged in a dense net of information gatherers, producers, and disseminators. The interactive connections among these news providers constitute what Heinrich calls the sphere of "network journalism."
Selected Contents: Introduction Part 1: Network Journalism: Theories and Concepts Chapter 1: The Network Age and its Footprints on Journalism Chapter 2: News Agencies and Telegraph Technology: The Evolution of Global News Exchange Networks Chapter 3: Network Journalism: Between Decentralization and Non-linear News Flows Chapter 4: Information Nodes in the Network Journalism Sphere Part 2: Network Journalism: Practitioner Perspectives Chapter 5: Studying Network Journalism Chapter 6: The Advent of Digitalization in Newsrooms Chapter 7: The Shared Information Sphere: User-generated Content Providers, Citizen Journalists, Media Activists Chapter 8: The Shared Information Sphere: Blogs and their Impact on Journalism Chapter 9: The Active User in the Network Journalism Sphere Chapter 10: Transnational News Flows in the Network Journalism Sphere Chapter 11: Reconceptualizing Journalistic Outlets as Information Nodes Chapter 12: Conclusion Bibliography Notes Index
Ansgard Heinrich is Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.