This book examines journalism’s ability to promote and foster cohesive and collective action while critically examining its place in the intensifying battle to maintain a society’s social order.

From chapters discussing the challenges journalists face in covering populism and Donald Trump, to chapters about issues of race in the news, intersections of journalism and nationalism, and increased mobilities of audiences and communicators in a digital age, Reimagining Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World focuses on the pitfalls and promises of journalism in moments of social contestation. Rich with perspectives from across the globe, this book connects journalism studies to critical scholarship on social order and social control, nationalism, social media, geography, and the function of news as a social sphere.

In a fragmented media world and in times of social contestation, Reimagining Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World provides readers with insights as to how journalism operates in order to highlight—and enhance—elements and actions that bring about order. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies and a special issue of Journalism Practice.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction—Contesting Communities

The problem of journalism and social order
ByRobert E. Gutsche, Kristy Hess

chapter |16 pages

Journalism and the “Social Sphere”

Reclaiming a foundational concept for beyond politics and the public sphere
ByKristy Hess, Robert E. Gutsche

chapter |13 pages

From Control to Chaos, and Back Again

Journalism and the politics of populist authoritarianism
ByBrian McNair

chapter |15 pages

Populism, Journalism, and the Limits of Reflexivity

The case of Donald J. Trump
ByMichael McDevitt, Patrick Ferrucci

chapter |21 pages

Migration Maps with the News

Guidelines for ethical visualization of mobile populations
ByPaul C. Adams

chapter |16 pages

Veritable Flak Mill

A case study of Project Veritas and a call for truth
ByBrian Michael Goss

chapter |15 pages

Re-Thinking Trust in the News

A material approach through “Objects of Journalism”
ByNikki Usher

chapter |15 pages

Community Repair through Truce and Contestation

Danish legacy print media and the Copenhagen shootings
ByHenrik Bødker, Teke Ngomba

chapter |18 pages

Diverging Projections of Reality

Amplified frame competition via distinct modes of journalistic production
ByCurd Benjamin Knüpfer

chapter |15 pages

Coverage of the Surgical Strike on Television News in India

Nationalism, journalistic discourse and India–Pakistan conflict
BySushmita Pandit, Saayan Chattopadhyay

chapter |27 pages

Please Follow Us

Media roles in Twitter discussions in the United States, Germany, France, and Russia
BySvetlana S. Bodrunova, Anna A. Litvinenko, Ivan S. Blekanov

chapter |16 pages

And Deliver Us to Segmentation

The growing appeal of the niche news audience
ByJacob L. Nelson

chapter |16 pages

Nurturing Authority

Reassessing the social role of local television news
ByTanya Muscat

chapter |15 pages

“Tightening the Knots” of the International Drugs Trade in Brazil

Possibilities and challenges for news media to acquire social capital through in-depth reporting
ByAlice Baroni, Andrea Mayr