Breaking down the walls of the traditional newsroom,Rebuilding the Newstraces the evolution of news reporting as it moves from print to online. As the business models of newspapers have collapsed, author C. W. Anderson chronicles how bloggers, citizen journalists, and social networks are implicated in the massive changes confronting journalism.
Through a combination of local newsroom fieldwork, social-network analysis, and online archival research,Rebuilding the Newsplaces the current shifts in news production in socio-historical context. Focusing on thePhiladelphia Inquirer, thePhiladelphia Daily News, Anderson presents a gripping case study of how these papers have struggled to adapt to emerging economic, social, and technological realities.
As he explores the organizational, networked culture of journalism, Anderson lays bare questions about the future of news-oriented media and its evolving relationship with "the public" in the digital age.
Subjects: Sociology, Language & Literature, Technology
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