Participation, Engagement and Collaboration in Newsmaking

A postfoundational perspective

ORCID logoJana Declercq | University of Groningen
ORCID logoGeert Jacobs | Ghent University
ORCID logoFelicitas Macgilchrist | Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
ORCID logoAstrid Vandendaele | Leiden University
ISBN 9789027209474 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027259028 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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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“This volume is timely, focused and inspirational. It offers an intellectually rich, methodologically sound, and well-argued text, written and edited in a clear and reader-friendly manner. It constitutes a welcome addition to the fields of pragmatics, media and communication studies.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021021470 | Marc record