transforming journalistic practice
full title: Transforming Journalistic Practice: A profession caught between change and tradition
author: Tamara Witschge
year of publication: 2013
published in: Chris Peters & Marcel Broersma (eds) Rethinking Journalism
a profession caught between change and tradition
Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the ‘crisis of journalism’, this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.