The progressive promises and the reality of news beyond industrial journalism
The consolidation of digital journalism has brought about new forms of news production, distribution and use that clash with the progressive promises of post-industrial news many imagined not so long ago. False news and misinformation overshadow the contributions of digital journalism to democracy. How do virtuous forms of journalism help to confront the challenges brought about by the fragmentation of news epistemologies? How do they infuse quality information in chaotic news ecologies, especially amid the consolidation of non-journalistic intermediaries?
Document Type: Commentary
Publication date: June 1, 2019
Australian Journalism Review publishes articles on a broad range of perspectives relating to journalism research, practice and education. Its emphasis is on original theoretical, empirical and applied research, but it also provides opportunities to canvass perspectives on current debates on research, practice and education through commentary pieces on specific topics.
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