The Changing Faces of Journalism: Tabloidization, Technology and Truthiness

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The collection is introduced with an essay by Barbie Zelizer and organized into three sections: how tabloidization affects the journalistic landscape; how technology changes what we think we know about journalism; and how 'truthiness' tweaks our understanding of the journalistic tradition. Short section introductions contextualise the essays and highlight the issues that they raise, creating a coherent study of journalism today.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Why Journalism's Changing Faces Matterp. 1
On Tabloidizationp. 11
Rethinking a Villain, Redeeming a Format: The Crisis and Cure in Tabloidizationp. 13
Can Popularization Help the News Media?p. 17
Tears and Trauma in the Newsp. 29
Tabloidization: What is it, and Does it Really Matter?p. 40
On Technologyp. 51
Rethinking Journalism Through Technologyp. 53
Materiality and Mimicry in the Journalism Fieldp. 56
The Guardian of the Real: Journalism in the Time of the New Mindp. 68
Technology and the Individual Journalist: Agency Beyond Imitation and Changep. 82
On Truthinessp. 99
Rethinking Truth Through Truthinessp. 101
Factual Knowledge in the Age of Truthinessp. 104
The Moment of Truthiness: The Right Time to Consider the Meaning of Truthfulnessp. 114
Believable Fictions: Redactional Culture and the Will to Truthinessp. 127
Afterwordp. 145
The Troubling Evolution of Journalismp. 146
Indexp. 162
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