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Is there a 'postmodern turn' in journalism?

Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin ORCID: 2017. Is there a 'postmodern turn' in journalism? Peters, Chris and Broersma, Marcel, eds. Rethinking Journalism Again: Societal role and public relevance in a digital age, Routledge, pp. 97-111.

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This chapter suggests that we might draw on the conceptual tools of postmodernism to understand changes in journalism. The chapter sees evidence for a postmodern turn in a series of interlinked developments. First, the past few decades have seen a catastrophic collapse in the business model of journalism, bringing an end to the certainties and stabilities characterising narratives around the profession. Secondly, scholars have begun to question journalism’s central role in democracy. Thirdly, processes of convergence have brought unprecedented changes to the production, form, content and consumption of journalism.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138860865
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 March 2021
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