In the face of the continuously changing challenges of the digital age, it is difficult for quality news journalism to survive on any significant scale if a means for adequately funding it is not available.

This new study, a follow-up to 2007’s The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies, includes a comparative analysis of possible alternative business models that may save the future of the quality news business across the developed, intermediate, and developing worlds.

Its detailed evaluation encompasses also the different ways in which wider key issues are affecting the prospects for quality news as a core ingredient of effectively working democracies. It focuses on the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Kenya, and selected parts of the Arab World, providing a comprehensive cross-cultural survey of different approaches to addressing these various issues. To keep the study firmly rooted in the "real world" the contributors include distinguished practitioners as well as experienced academics.

chapter |4 pages


ByPeter J. Anderson

part section I|48 pages

What Is Quality News Journalism?

chapter 1|28 pages

Defining and Measuring Quality News Journalism

ByPeter J. Anderson

chapter 2|18 pages

From the Insight Team to Wikileaks

The Continuing Power of Investigative Journalism as a Benchmark of Quality News Journalism
ByPaul Lashmar

part Section II|48 pages

Funding Quality News Journalism in the Face of Significant Economic and Technological Change

part Section III|124 pages

A Critical Overview of Current Quality Levels in the Journalism of Sample Developed World States and What Needs to Be Done to Maintain or Improve Them

chapter 6|24 pages

Quality Journalism in the UK, in Print and Online

ByMichael Williams

chapter 7|16 pages

One Newsroom, Many Possibilities

How the Merging of Digital and Print Journalism in American Newsrooms is Shaping the Future of U.S. News Media
ByAlex Ortolani

chapter 8|19 pages

American Broadcast News and the Future

ByRobert Beers

chapter 9|22 pages

How the Audience Saved UK Broadcast Journalism

ByDeborah Robinson, Andrew Hobbs

chapter 11|23 pages

UK Social Media, Citizen Journalism and Alternative News

ByClare Cook, Andrew Dickinson

part Section IV|40 pages

Current Quality Levels in the Journalism of South Africa and Kenya, and What Needs to Be Done to Maintain or Improve Them

chapter 13|17 pages

Citizen Journalism in South Africa and Kenya

The Quandary of Quality and the Prospects for Growth
ByHarry Dugmore, Dina Ligaga

part Section V|42 pages

Case Studies from India and the Arab World

chapter 14|15 pages

Where More Is Not Better

Challenges Facing Quality News Journalism in 'Shining' India
ByPrasun Sonwalkar

chapter 15|15 pages

(Re-)framing the 'Quality' Debate

The Arab Media and Its Future Journalism
ByGeorge Ogola

chapter |9 pages


ByPeter J. Anderson

chapter |1 pages

Bonus Chapter—More Core Material Available by Web Link

Why Mainstream News Still Matters, and Why New Business Models Must Be Found
ByPeter J. Anderson