Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures by Hayes Mawindi MabweazaraOnline Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures by Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara

Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures

EditorHayes Mawindi Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai, Jason Whittaker

Hardcover | November 13, 2013

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Very little is known about how African journalists are forging "new" ways to practise their profession on the web. Against this backdrop, this volume provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a comprehensive research tool that can both stand the test of time as well as offer researchers (particularly those in the economically developed Global North) models for cross-cultural comparative research. The essays here deploy either a wide range of evidence or adopt a case-study approach to engage with contemporary developments in African online journalism. This book thus makes up for the gap in cross-cultural studies that seek to understand online journalism in all its complexities.

Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara is currently a Lecturer in Journalism Studies at Falmouth University, UK. His research on the new media and journalism practice in Africa has been published in a number of leading journals and edited books. Mabweazara serves on the editorial board of Digital Journalism and is Book Reviews Editor of Ecquid Novi...
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Title:Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging CulturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:November 13, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415503744

ISBN - 13:9780415503747

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging CulturesHayes Mawindi Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai and Jason WhittakerPart I: Online vs. Traditional Journalism Practice1. Back To the Future: Re-invigorating the 'Newsroom Genre' to Study Social Media Use in Developing ContextsMarenet Jordann2. The South African Mainstream Press in the Online Environment: Successes, Opportunities and ChallengesJohanna Mavhungu and Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara3. Converging Technologies, Converging Spaces, Converging Practices: The Shaping of Digital Cultures and Practices on RadioLast Moyo4. Zimbabwe's Mainstream Press in the 'Social Media Age': Emerging Practices, Cultures and Normative DilemmasHayes Mawindi MabweazaraPart II: Ethics and Regulation5. Online Journalism Under Pressure: An Ethiopian AccountTerje S. Skjerdal6. The Use of Social Media as News Sources by South African Political JournalistsYlva Rodny-Gumede and Nathalie Hyde-ClarkePart III: Online Journalism and Politics7. Immediacy and Openness in a Digital Africa: Networked-Convergent Journalisms in KenyaOkoth Fred Mudhai8. Online Journalism, Citizen Participation and Engagement in EgyptAhmed El Gody9. Online Citizen Journalism and Political Transformation in the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions: A Critical AnalysisSahar Khamis and Katherine Vaughn10. J-Blogging and the 'Agenda Cutting' Phenomena in EgyptNagwa Abdel Salam FahmyPart IV: Consumption and Networking11. Online News Media Consumption Cultures among Zimbabwean Citizens: 'Home and Away'Tendai Chari12. The Internet, Diasporic Media and Online Journalism in West AfricaMuhammad Jameel Yusha'u13. 'Our Listeners Would Rather Call than Post Messages on Facebook': New Media and Community Radio in KenyaGeorge Ogola14. Online Forums: How the Voices of Readers are Reshaping the Sphere of Public Debate in Burkina FasoMarie-Soleil Frere

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"A timely contribution that fills a critical gap in the ethnography of African online media and press practices in evolving political cultures."

¿ Folu Ogundimu, Michigan State University