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The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

Eugenia Siapera (Editor), Andreas Veglis (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-31394-7
528 pages
July 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features a collection of readings from international practitioners and scholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between the internet and journalism around the world.
  • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research and future directions of online journalism
  • Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, business models, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that have emerged around the world with the migration of news online
  • Written and edited by top international researchers and practitioners in the area of online journalism
  • Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics, organizational practices, contents and experiences
  • Discusses developments in online news in a wide range of countries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China
  • Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews of existing studies in the field
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Notes on Contributors viii

1 Introduction: The Evolution of Online Journalism 1
Eugenia Siapera and Andreas Veglis

Part I Theories 19

2 Media Convergence 21
Infotendencias Group

3 Challenging Values: The "Good" Journalist Online 39
John O'Sullivan

4 Experiencing Journalism: A New Model for Online Newspapers 59
Sue Robinson

5 The Field of Online Journalism: A Bourdieusian Analysis 77
Eugenia Siapera and Lia-Paschalia Spyridou

Part II Politics 99

6 Online Journalism and Civic Life 101
João Carlos Correia

7 De-democratizing the News? New Media and the Structural Practices of Journalism 119
Natalie Fenton

8 Crises, Radical Online Journalism, and the State 135
Lee Salter

9 Forms of Online Journalism and Politics 155
Eugenia Siapera

Part III Production 177

10 Bridging the Gap: Toward a Typology of Cross-media News Production Processes 179
Ivar John Erdal

11 Technology and the Transformation of News Work: Are Labor Conditions in (Online) Journalism Changing? 192
Steve Paulussen

12 Journalism and Cross-media Publishing: The Case of Greece 209
Andreas Veglis

13 The Economics of Online Journalism 231
Richard van der Wurff

Part IV Practices 251

14 Crowdsourcing Investigative Journalism: Help Me Investigate – A Case Study 253
Paul Bradshaw with Andy Brightwell

15 Media Accountability Practices in Online News Media 272
David Domingo and Heikki Heikkilä

16 Technology and Journalism: Conflict and Convergence at the Production Level 290
Andreas Giannakoulopoulos, Iraklis Varlamis, and Stelios Kouloglou

17 Social Journalism: Exploring How Social Media is Shaping Journalism 309
Alfred Hermida

Part V Contents 329

18 Online News Reporting of Crisis Events: Investigating the Role of Citizen Witnessing 331
Stuart Allan

19 Contribution to an Online Journalism Language: Multimedia Grammar 353
João Canavilhas

20 The Paradox of Personalization: The Social and Reflexive Turn of Adaptive News 373
Neil Thurman and Steve Schifferes

Part VI Global Contexts 393

21 Brazilian News Blogs and Mainstream News Organizations: Tensions, Symbiosis, or Independency? 395
Olga Guedes Bailey and Francisco Paulo Jamil Marques

22 A Chance for Diversity? Australian Online Journalism 412
Axel Bruns

23 Online Journalism in Germany 429
Thomas Hanitzsch and Thorsten Quandt

24 The Evolution and Challenges of Online Journalism in Nigeria 445
Farooq A. Kperogi

25 Doing Journalism Online: How UK News Organizations Have Adapted in the Age of the Internet 462
Kostas Saltzis

26 J-blogging in China: Development, Significance, and Challenges 478
Jin Shang and Hao Zhang

Index 494

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Eugenia Siapera is Lecturer in New Media and Journalism at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is the author of Cultural Diversity and Global Media (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Understanding New Media (2012), and editor of Radical Democracy and the Media (with L. Dahlberg, 2007) and At the Interface (with J. Hands, 2004).

Andreas Veglis is Associate Professor and Head of the Media Informatics Lab in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the author or co-author of ten books, has published dozens of papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented over fifty papers in international and national conferences on various media-related topics.

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"An ideal overview of scholarship about journalism and the Internet ... A strength of the book is its international contributors and examples that speak of broad phenomena without simply letting US cases stand for the whole world." (Choice, 1 October 2013)

“Scholarly, radical and relevant, The Handbook of Global Online Journalism offers a thoroughgoing account of the digital revolution which is transforming every aspect of journalism and the ways in which news is produced, distributed and consumed. It makes compelling and thought provoking reading for anyone who is interested in analysing the ways in which the future of journalism is unravelling.”
- Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff University, UK

“The worldwide fusion of technologies and cultures of journalism calls for integrative and interdisciplinary work. With this magnificent volume, Eugenia Siapera and Andreas Veglis benchmark the road ahead.”
- Mark Deuze, Indiana University

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