Journalism Re-examined (Book)

Digital Challenges and Professional Orientations (Lessons from Northern Europe)

The digital era has posed innumerable challenges to the business and practice of journalism. Journalism Re-examined sets out an institutional theoretical framework for exploring the journalistic institution in the digital age and analyses how it has responded to those profound changes in its social and professional practices, norms and values. Building their analysis around the concept of these changes as reorientations, the contributors present a number of case studies, with a particular emphasis on journalism in the Nordic countries. They explore not just straight news and investigative journalism, but also delve into lifestyle and documentary coverage, all with the aim of understanding the reorientations facing journalism and the ways they might present a sustainable future path.  


Martin Eide, Ph.D., is Professor at Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. Eide’s main area of research has been on the role and power media and journalists have in society. He has also done extensive work on political communication and the political role of media as well as on sociological aspects of news-production. Eide has written several books and articles about Norwegian popular journalism. He has also conducted several research projects focusing on journalism and media history, e.g. on the popularization of Norway's largest newspaper and on the history of an editorial role in a Norwegian context.

Leif Ove Larsen is a professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen.

Helle Sjøvaag is a research professor  in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen.


Chapter 1 Journalism as an Institution

Martin Eide & Helle SjŅvaag

Chapter 2 Journalistic Reorientations

Martin Eide

Chapter 3 Institutional Forms of Media Ownership and Their Modes of Power

Rodney Benson

Chapter 4 Media Reform in the UK Post-Leveson

Natalie Fenton

Chapter 5 Changing Journalistic Professionalism?

Jan Fredrik Hovden

Chapter 6 Algorithms as New Objects of Journalism

Taina Bucher

Chapter 7 Reorientations in Print and Online News

Helle SjŅvaag

Chapter 8 The Rise of a Multiplatform Mentality?

Nina Kvalheim

Chapter 9 Anonymity and Tendentiousness in Online Newspaper Debates

Dag Elgesem & Thomas Vie Nordeide

Chapter 10 The Future of Interpretative Journalism

Karl Knapskog, Magnus Hoem Iversen & Leif Ove Larsen

Chapter 11 The Mediatization of Politics across News Beats

Mark Blach-Įrsten

Chapter 12 Blogs, Books and Journalism: Media Platform Interactions in Public Debate

Brita Ytre-Arne

Chapter 13 Conclusion

List of Contributors

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