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Redefining the assumptions of research with the newly published SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

August 18, 2016

London, UK. In the digital age, Journalism research faces important challenges to capture, examine, and understand the current news environment. Responding to these changes, SAGE Publishing today announces the publication of The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism, which begins by addressing the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research within journalism studies.

As the production and consumption of news in the digital era blurs the boundaries between professionals, citizens and activists, the Handbook, written by a team of global experts, addresses four key areas of change:  

  • Changing Contexts
  • News Practices in the Digital Era
  • Conceptualizations of Journalism
  • Research Strategies

The editors Tamara Witschge, C.W. Anderson, David Domingo & Alfred Hermida commented:

“We hope that this Handbook will help scholars reflect on the historical ways in which journalism has been theorized and researched. Even more importantly, we aspire for this Handbook to advance the theorizing and research of journalism for many years to come.”

By addressing both institutional and non-institutional news production, while focusing on the question of ‘who is a journalist?’ and the changing practices of news audiences in the digital era, this Handbook shapes the field and defines the roadmap for the research challenges that scholars will face in the coming decades.

“In a very real sense we mean for this Handbook to be used and not simply to be thought about, and this is why the chapters are written in a way that will hopefully encourage their practical application”, the editors continue.

More about the title can be found here.

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The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

May 2016                                   624 pages

ISBN: 9781473906532               Print Price: £110  

eISBN: 9781473957909     

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

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