Participation, Engagement and Collaboration in Newsmaking

A postfoundational perspective

| University of Groningen
| Ghent University
| Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
| Leiden University
ISBN 9789027209474 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027259028 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This book brings together new research on the practices of newsmaking. Participation, engagement and collaboration have long been heralded as a vision, goal or emerging practice in the news. The claim in this volume is that they have now become sedimented as the common-sense baseline for everyday newsmaking routines. The issue for newsmakers is not ‘whether’ to engage with readers and users, but ‘how’ to engage with them. The contributions span a wide range of newsmaking contexts, including analytics-based online headline testing, the communication efforts of a Brussels-based free marketeer thinktank, collaborative science journalism and rapidly changing journalistic sourcing and writing routines from legacy to social media. Together they argue for a postfoundational perspective, which observes how participation, engagement and collaboration have emerged as a ‘foundation’ which is no longer questioned, but which can lead to new tensions in newsmaking. As such, the book provides inspirational reading for anyone in the social sciences and humanities who is interested in understanding how the ubiquity of participation, engagement and collaboration in the making of the news impacts on issues of power, transparency and control in the twenty-first century.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Painting the postfoundational picture: Participation, engagement and collaboration as a new foundation for newsmaking
Jana Declercq, Felicitas Macgilchrist, Astrid Vandendaele and Geert Jacobs
Chapter 2. Online headline testing at a Belgian broadsheet: A postfoundational perspective on how news professionals ‘sell’ content
Astrid Vandendaele, Jana Declercq, Geert Jacobs and Sofie Verkest
Chapter 3. “It is, perhaps more than ever before, a matter of participation” Ontological tension and boundary work in a free trade blog
Thomas Jacobs and Geert Jacobs
Chapter 4. “If it wasn’t absolutely true, it couldn’t be published” On boundaries in collaborative journalism
Sofie Verkest and Geert Jacobs
Chapter 5. “Somehow I'm Always Writing” On the meaning of transdisciplinary analyses of text production in media change
Daniel Perrin
Chapter 6. Journalism now: Central and marginal aspects of news craft
Colleen Cotter and William J. Drummond
Chapter 7. Journalists’ use of social media: A paradigmatic shift towards restoring audience trust through wide-ranging engagement
Lauri Haapanen
Chapter 8. Epilogue: Newsmaking on participatory sociotechnical foundations
Felicitas Macgilchrist, Jana Declercq, Astrid Vandendaele and Geert Jacobs
Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021021470 | Marc record