Out Of Print: Newspapers, Journalism And The Business Of News In The Digital Age by George BrockOut Of Print: Newspapers, Journalism And The Business Of News In The Digital Age by George Brock

Out Of Print: Newspapers, Journalism And The Business Of News In The Digital Age

byGeorge Brock

Paperback | September 28, 2013

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News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as few as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands of new conditions.

Out of Printexamines the past, present and future for a fragile industry battling a “perfect storm” of falling circulations, reduced advertising revenue, rising print costs and the impact of “citizen journalists” and free news aggregators. Author George Brock proposes an optimistic outlook on journalism's future, taking the view that it was always unstable and likely, always will be. He argues that journalism can flourish in a new communications age, and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities.

Incisive and authoritative,Out of Printanalyzes the role and influence of journalism in the digital age and asks how it needs to adapt to survive.

George Brockis a professor and former head of the prestigious Graduate School of Journalism at City University London. During his career as a journalist, he worked for theObserverandThe Times, where he was Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and Saturday Editor. He has served as president of the World Editors Forum, and is on the board of ...
Title:Out Of Print: Newspapers, Journalism And The Business Of News In The Digital AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:September 28, 2013Publisher:Kogan PageLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0749466510

ISBN - 13:9780749466510


Table of Contents

About the author

Introduction: from ink to link

01 Communicating whatever we please
Messy, unethical and opinionated origins
Select and noteworthy happenings
An explosion of opinion
Playing with fire
Bible, axe and newspapers
A brief flowering
The world’s great informer
Every species of intelligence

02 Furnishing the world with a new set of nerves
A great moral organ
The true Church of England
The Steam Intellect Society
We are all learning to move together
A vast agora
I order five virgins
The few dozen lines of drivel
A press typhoon
The waning power of the harlot

03 The gilded age
A fluid mass
The brute force of monopoly
Sorrow, sorrow, ever more
A well-conducted press
‘So will it be goodbye to Fleet Street?’
I really loathe people with power
Boom and decline
Owners, news and celebrity

04 The engine of opportunity
Chain reaction
Utopia or dystopia?
What the internet does to the business of news

05 Rethinking journalism again
Frontiers fade and vanish
Ink marks on squashed trees
Comparison and choice
The downside risks of choice
Objectivity under strain
The advantages and drawbacks of institutions
The management of abundance
New media and change: a case study

06 The business model crumbles
Over a cliff
Print is not dead
Palliative care for print
Flipping to digital
Making people pay: walls and meters
The demand for news
What we don’t know about online news

07 Credibility crumbles
Newsroom culture
Operation Motorman
Phone hacking
‘Quality’ and ‘seriousness’
Trust and authority
A spell is broken

08 The Leveson judgement
A third way
Regulation’s future

09 Throwing spaghetti at the wall
Four core tasks
We were having journalistic moments!
Error is useful

10 Clues to the future
Business models
From the ashes of dead trees