Digital Journalism (Studies): Defining the Field

Scott Eldridge II, Kristy Hess, Edson Tandoc, Oscar Westlund

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    Abstract

    This book brings together a collection of articles published in a Digital Journalism special issue in 2019 titled “Digital Journalism (Studies) - Defining the Field”, edited by the four of us in our capacity as the Digital Journalism Editorial Team. We had three ambitions with this special issue (c.f. Eldridge, Hess, Tandoc, & Westlund, 2019)First, to offer a review of research that has been published in this journal since its launch in 2013 to examine the current state of play. We commissioned a review article by a team of scholars with expertise with such reviews (Steensen, Larsen, Hågvar & Fonn, 2019). Second, we wanted to launch a new article format for the journal – the invited conceptual article (Westlund, 2018), and commissioned five articles to conceptualize ‘digital journalism’ from different research foci (Burgess & Hurcombe, 2019; Duffy & Peng Hwa, 2019; Robinson, Carlson & Lewis, 2019; Zelizer, 2019; Waisbord, 2019). Third, building on these articles, we authored an analysis of the breadth of discussions which have shaped the field of Digital Journalism Studies, outlined our vision of this field, and established the editorial agenda of Digital Journalism going forward guided by the Digital Journalism Studies Compass we introduced. In line with our vision for the journal and the rigorous work being developed in the field, all articles in this special issue were rigorously peer-reviewed by experts in the field. This book republishes the articles from the special issue in the original order and shape.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDefinitions of Digital Journalism (Studies)
    EditorsScott A. Eldridge II, Kristy Hess, Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Oscar Westlund
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter1
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780367860073
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Publication series

    NameJournalism Studies - Theory and Practice
    PublisherRoutledge

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