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Journalism and Technological Change

Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Trends

Technology, media, and journalism are closely related, both in the present time and from a historical perspective. New technologies, however, only develop their specific potential within the cultural and social contexts in which they are created and applied, and through which they are interconnected. Bringing together contributions from international experts in media and communications studies, sociology, and history, this volume not only considers the implementation—the successes and failures—of new media technologies, but also the influence these technologies have had both on the practical demands and internal processes of media companies and on the professional roles, social positions, and self-perceptions of journalists. A thorough, interdisciplinary synthesis covering more than one hundred and fifty years of media in Europe and the United States, this innovative book reveals a continuum of technological, social, and cultural developments across journalistic history.

250 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 | © 2014

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a New Perspective on Journalism and Technology
Clemens Zimmermann/Martin Schreiber
“Neither good, nor bad; nor neutral”: The Historical Dispositif of Communication Technologies
Andreas Fickers
Temporalities of News: News and Speed from the Early Modern Era to the Present
John Nerone
From Handmade to Technology-driven Journalism: Changes and Developments in Research, Writing, Editing, and Makeup
Jürgen Wilke

The Interpretive Turn in News
Kevin G. Barnhurst
Contemporary or Commercial? The Impact of Innovative Image Reproduction Techniques on the Imagery of Nineteenth Century Mass Media in Germany
Rita Gudermann
Eyewitnesses? The Visual Depiction of Events around 1900
Jens Jäger
Mobile, Networked and Digital Technology: Implications for Journalistic Work
John Pavlik
Journalistic Quality as Crowd Wisdom? What Journalists Think about Criticism on the Social Web
Tobias Eberwein
Quality in Journalism Reconsidered: The Limits of Realism
Mitchell Stephens
User Participation and Professional Journalism on the Internet: Theoretical  Background and Empirical Evidence
Christoph Newberger
Changing Technologies, Changing Journalistic Epistemologies: Public Participation, Emotionality and the Challenge to Objectivity
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Notes on Contributors

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