Local Journalism: The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

By Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

For greater than a century, neighborhood journalism has been taken virtually with no consideration. however the twenty-first century has introduced significant demanding situations. The newspaper that has traditionally supplied such a lot neighborhood insurance is in decline and it isn't but transparent even if electronic media will maintain new different types of neighborhood journalism. This ebook presents a global assessment of the demanding situations dealing with altering kinds of neighborhood journalism at the present time. It identifies the relevant function that lowered newspapers nonetheless play in neighborhood media ecosystems, analyses family among neighborhood newshounds and politicians, executive officers, group activists and usual voters, and examines the asymmetric upward push of recent kinds of electronic neighborhood journalism. jointly, the chapters current a multi-faceted portrait of the precarious current and unsure way forward for neighborhood journalism within the Western global.

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Nancy Thumim is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). Jerome Turner is Research Assistant on the Media, Community, and the Creative Citizen Project and a PhD student at Birmingham City University (United Kingdom). Andy Williams is Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University (United Kingdom). Sandra Vera Zambrano is Researcher at Sciences Po, Toulouse (France). Preface This book deals with local journalism. This is not a sexy topic.

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But despite fears that superficial journalism and possibly more immediately appealing alternatives like entertainment might depress political participation, most studies seem to suggest that, even with its shortcomings, news generally has a net positive effect on levels of civic engagement. g. , 2002). Community integration Finally, researchers have long highlighted the important role that local journalism has played in defining and tying together local communities, and many local media have been as attuned as any social scientist to the intimate connection between communication and community.

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