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The futures book
This final chapter offers some conclusions and directions for future research which are all rooted in a need to scrutinise the connections between scholarship, sector, and society. The chapter discusses how the scholarship of digital journalism studies relates to the sector of journalism, specifically if the scholarship should be for or about the journalism sector. Then the chapter briefly summarise the key takeaways from the preceding chapters of this book. It concludes with charting five key directions for the 2020s. These directions are formulated as normative statements, implying that digital journalism scholars should 1) slow down and improve overall research activity; 2) reduce data-driven research outputs; 3) have a more nuanced understanding of the journalism sector; 4) improve their accumulation of knowledge; and that the scholarship in general should strive towards 5) more global diversity.