The Sage Handbook of Digital Journalism

The Sage Handbook of Digital Journalism

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The production and consumption of news in the digital era is blurring the boundaries between professionals, citizens and activists. Actors producing information are multiplying, but still media companies hold central position. Journalism research faces important challenges to capture, examine, and understand the current news environment. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism starts from the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research in the changing field of journalism. The 38 chapters, written by a team of global experts, are organised into four key areas:

Section A: Changing Contexts

Section B: News Practices in the Digital Era

Section C: Conceptualizations of Journalism

Section D: Research Strategies


By addressing both institutional and non-institutional news production and providing ample attention to the question ‘who is a journalist?’ and the changing practices of news audiences in the digital era, this Handbook shapes the field and defines the roadmap for the research challenges that scholars will face in the coming decades.

A cutting edge and critical exploration of the intersection between journalism and our rapidly evolving digital communication technologies. 

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This handbook contains 37 chapters on digital journalism, contributed by journalism, communication, and other academics from Europe, Australia, Israel, and North America. They consider changing contexts due to a hybrid digital media environment in journalism in terms of democracy, power, representation, social media, emotion, money, and ethics, as aspects of the field are questioned or reinforced; new practices in the digital era, as people engage with the news as audiences, users, producers, sources, experts, and citizens; the conceptualization of journalism as practice, institution, field, network, or ecosystem; and research strategies, such as the use of big data, ethnography, interviewing, sampling, and multi-method approaches. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London :, Sage,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781473906532
Characteristics: xviii, 605 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Witschge, Tamara - Editor
Alternative Title: Digital journalism


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