Brings together an array of top scholars who consider how contemporary journalism has wrestled with its changing parameters and who address how notions of tabloidization, technology and truthiness have altered our understanding of journalism.
"The Changing Faces of Journalism: Tabloidization, Technology and Truthiness" brings together an array of top scholars who consider how contemporary journalism has wrestled with its changing parameters and who address how notions of tabloidization, technology and truthiness have altered our understanding of journalism. Organized into three sections: how tabloidization affects the journalistic landscape; how technology changes what we think we know about journalism; and, how truthiness tweaks our understanding of the journalistic tradition, the collection is introduced with an essay by Barbie Zelizer. Section introductions also contextualise the essays and highlight the issues that they raise. Contributors of this title are: S. Elizabeth Bird, Pablo Boczkowski, Peter Dahlgren, Mark Deuze, James Ettema, Herbert J. Gans, Jeffrey Jones, Carolyn Kitch, Julianne H. Newton, Michael Serazio, Michael Schudson, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Lokman Tsui.
Introduction: Why Journalism's Changing Faces Matter. Barbie Zelizer Part 1: On Tabloidization 1. Rethinking a Villain, Redeeming a Format: The Crisis and Cure in Tabloidization. Michael Serazio 2. Can Popularization Help the News Media? Herbert J. Gans 3. Tears and Trauma in the News. Carolyn Kitch 4. Tabloidization: What Is It and Does It Really Matter? S. Elizabeth Bird Part 2: On Technology 5. The Impact of Technology on Journalism. Lokman Tsui 6. Materiality and Mimicry in Contemporary Journalistic Practice. Pablo Boczkowski 7. The Guardian of the Real: Journalism in the Time of the New Mind. Julianne H. Newton 8. Technology and the Individual Journalist: Agency Beyond Imitation and Change. Mark Deuze Part 3: On Truthiness 9. Rethinking Truth through Truthiness. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt 10. Two Cheers for Positivism: Factual Knowledge in the Age of Truthiness. Michael Schudson 11. The Moment of Truthiness. James Ettema 12. Believable Fictions: Redactional Culture and the Will to Truthiness. Jeffrey Jones Afterword: The Troubling Evolution of Journalism. Peter Dahlgren.