ABSTRACT

Exploring the deep transformation that journalism has undergone in the last decade, this book provides students with the background on the demise of traditional media in the US, and the changes happening in the digital newsrooms.

Houston discusses today’s changes in journalism in the U.S., comparing and contrasting them with those around the world. Topics discussed include the decimation of the traditional newsrooms, contemporary corporate ownership and investors, the rise of bloggers and digital journalism, finding new audiences, the surge in nonprofit newsrooms and collaborations, investigative centers in the U.S. and globally, new model start-ups, and changing streams of revenue with the expansion of new technologies. The text also looks at the new relationship between journalism professionals and the academy, including the rise in content and stories supplied by university-based newsrooms. Houston, who has been on the frontline of these changes, also discusses the culture clashes and ethical dilemmas in cyber environments accompanied by new challenges to maintaining credibility and creating trust.

The first book to fully explore the rapid-fire changes in news media and online journalism in recent years, this book will be of interest to students of journalism and communications, working journalists, and professors helping prepare budding journalists for their future careers in journalism.

1. What happened to traditional journalism  2. New ways emerge: Blogs, digital start-ups, and the rise of nonprofit newsrooms  3. Owners and Investors  4. Revenue Streams  5. Advances in digital tools and innovation for news  6. Universities increasing role in journalism  7. Public media, collaborations, and digital start-ups  8. Activists, Advocates and Solutions  9. Maintaining journalism standards and new ethical challenges and perils