Digitally Altered: Making News in the 21st Century

By Caja Gilbert.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The media industry has undergone dramatic growth and change over the last decade due, in part, to the increase in popularity and use of new media technologies. In turn, journalists and their traditional processes of news production have also had to adapt to the technologisation of the industry. This paper seeks to understand the nature of journalistic practice and how new media technologies have changed the nature of what journalists ‘do’. To achieve this, this paper will review the major debates from researchers interested in the working conditions of newsworkers. The major findings of more recent research concerned specifically with the impacts of new media technologies on contemporary newswork will also be documented. By reviewing the existing literature, this paper evaluates how our understandings of journalistic practice have evolved, the effects of new media technologies on newswork and the implications of the major debates on future investigations of newswork.

Keywords: News Media, Newsworkers, New Media Technologies, Newswork, Journalistic Practice

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.97-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 786.654KB).

Caja Gilbert

School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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