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Emotion and journalism

Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin ORCID: 2016. Emotion and journalism. Witschge, Tamara, Anderson, Chris, Domingo, David and Hermida, Alfred, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism, SAGE Publications, pp. 128-143.

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The era of digital journalism represents a shift in the forms of knowing – or epistemology – of journalism. This shift, I argue, has opened up new spaces for more emotional and personalized forms of expression in public discourse. In referring to digital journalism, I am interested in tracing the consequences of a particular set of developments that have occurred as a result of the “digital disruption” (Jones and Salter, 2011) engendered by the emergence of online journalism and convergence. These processes have been ongoing since the 1990s (e.g. Scott, 2005) but remain profoundly destabilizing and transformative. The changes to journalism practice that have resulted from these processes are multifarious and far-reaching, involving fundamental challenges to everything from the business model of journalism to journalism’s self-understanding and its relationships to audience.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781473906532
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