Curran, James P. and Witschge, Tamara. 2009. Technology Foretold. In: Natalie Fenton, ed. New Media, Old News: Journalism And Democracy In The Digital Age. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 102-118. ISBN 978-1847875747 [Book Section]No full text available
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With massive changes in the media environment and its technologies, interrogating the nature of news journalism is one of the most urgent tasks we face in defining the public interest today. The implications are serious, not just for the future of the news, but also for the practice of democracy. In a thorough empirical investigation of journalistic practices in different news contexts, this book explores how technological, economic, and social changes have reconfigured news journalism, and the consequences of these transformations for a vibrant democracy in our digital age. The result is a piercing examination of why understanding news journalism matters now more than ever. It is essential reading for students and scholars of journalism and new media.