Digital Technology and Journalism

An International Comparative Perspective

  • Jingrong Tong
  • Shih-Hung Lo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Impact of Digital Technology on the Practices, Professionalism and Cultures Of Professional Journalism

  3. The Interaction Between Digital Technology and Professional Journalism in Periods of Social Change

  4. The Rise of Citizen Journalism and Alternative Media

  5. Journalists on Twitter

  6. Methodologies and Methods

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-367

About this book


This edited volume discusses the theoretical, practical and methodological issues surrounding changes in journalism in the digital era. The chapters explore how technological innovations have transformed journalism and how an international comparative perspective can contribute to our understanding of the topic. Journalism is examined within Anglo-American and European contexts as well as in Asia and Africa, and comparative approaches and methods for journalism studies in the digital age are evaluated. In so doing, the book offers a thorough investigation of changes in journalistic norms, practices and genres in addition to providing an international and comparative perspective for understanding these changes and what they mean to journalism. Written by both leading scholars and media practitioners in the field, the articles in this collection are based on theoretical frameworks and empirical data, drawn from content analysis of newspaper and online coverage, in-depth interviews with news practitioners, observation on the websites of news organisations and analysis of journalists on Twitter. The result is a cohesive compilation that offers the reader an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of digital developments in journalism and comparative journalism studies.


journalism digital era technological innovations objectivity balanced reporting the fourth estate Comparative approaches and methods journalistic norms, practices and genres newspaper and online coverage digital developments in journalism comparative journalism studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Jingrong Tong
    • 1
  • Shih-Hung Lo
    • 2
  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.National Chung Cheng UniversityChiayi CountyTaiwan

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