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Local Journalism: The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media

Local Journalism: The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media

Edited by: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

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Description

For more than a century, local journalism has been taken almost for granted. But the twenty-first century has brought major challenges. The newspaper industry that has historically provided most local coverage is in decline and it is not yet clear whether digital media will sustain new forms of local journalism. This book provides an international overview of the challenges facing changing forms of local journalism today. It identifies the central role that diminished newspapers still play in local media ecosystems, analyses relations between local journalists and politicians, government officials, community activists and ordinary citizens, and examines the uneven rise of new forms of digital local journalism. Together, the chapters present a multi-faceted portrait of the precarious present and uncertain future of local journalism in the Western world.

Author Info

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and Associate Professor of Political Communication at Roskilde University in Denmark. His research deals with political communication, changes in the news media, and how people use media to follow public affairs and engage with the world around them. His first book Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns his first book won the 2014 Doris Graber Award for the best book published in political communication in the last ten years. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Tietgen Prize for his work on the changing business of journalism and its implications for democracy.

Review

[This book] offers a detailed, research-based and comparative account of developments in local news and journalism at a time of structural change and transition in local news ecosystems. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen reasserts the significance of local news and journalism for local communities and their economic, political, social and cultural life. Local Journalism sets a benchmark for future studies of local news and journalism during a period of change and uncertainty.’
Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff University

‘Journalism is changing, nowhere more rapidly than in locally produced news. This book provides an on-the-ground glimpse of these changes as they are taking place across Europe, the UK, and the United States. An invaluable snapshot of a fast-moving process… and an important touchstone for research yet to be done.’
David Ryfe, Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781784533212
Publication Date: 29 May 2015
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 138

Hardback
ISBN: 9781784533205
Publication Date: 29 May 2015
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 138

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