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[ecrea] New book: Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation

Fri May 08 12:50:41 GMT 2015


Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation

Edited by Matt Carlson and Seth C. Lewis (2015)

Published by Routledge, as part of the series "Shaping Inquiry in
Culture, Communication and Media Studies," edited by Barbie Zelizer

Contributing authors: Mike Ananny, C. W. Anderson, Adriana Amado, Mark
Coddington, David Domingo, Alfred Hermida, Florence Le Cam, Matthew
Powers, Sue Robinson, Jane Singer, Helle Sjøvaag, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen,
Silvio Waisbord, Jenny Wiik

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The concept of boundaries has become a central theme in the study of
journalism. In recent years, the decline of legacy news organizations
and the rise of new interactive media tools have thrust such questions
as “what is journalism” and “who is a journalist” into the limelight.

Struggles over journalism are often struggles over boundaries. These
symbolic contests for control over definition also mark a material
struggle over resources. In short: boundaries have consequences. Yet
there is a lack of conceptual cohesiveness in what scholars mean by the
term “boundaries” or in how we should think about specific boundaries of

This book addresses boundaries head-on by bringing together a global
array of authors asking similar questions about boundaries and
journalism from a diverse range of perspectives, methodologies, and
theoretical backgrounds.

Boundaries of Journalism assembles the most current research on this
topic in one place, thus providing a touchstone for future research
within communication, media and journalism studies on journalism and its


Introduction: The Many Boundaries of Journalism — Matt Carlson

Part I: Professionalism, Norms and Boundaries

1. Out of Bounds: Professional Norms as Boundary Markers — Jane B. Singer

2. Nothing But The Truth: Redrafting the Journalistic Boundary of
Verification — Alfred Hermida

3. Divided we stand: Blurred Boundaries in Argentine Journalism —
Adriana Amado and Silvio Waisbord

4. The Wall Becomes a Curtain: Revisiting Journalism’s News-Advertising
Boundary — Mark Coddington

5. Creating Proper Distance through Networked Infrastructure: Examining
Google Glass for Evidence of Moral, Journalistic Witnessing — Mike Ananny

6. Hard News/Soft News: The Hierarchy of Genres and the Boundaries of
the Profession — Helle Sjøvaag

7. Internal Boundaries: The Stratification of the Journalistic
Collective — Jenny Wiik

Part II: Encountering Non-Journalistic Actors in Newsmaking

8. Journalism Beyond the Boundaries: the Collective Construction of News
Narratives — David Domingo and Florence Le Cam

9. Redrawing Borders from Within: Commenting on News Stories as
Boundary Work — Sue Robinson

10. Resisting Epistemologies of User-Generated Content? Cooptation,
Segregation and the Boundaries of Journalism — Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

11. NGOs as Journalistic Entities: The Possibilities, Problems and
Limits of Boundary Crossing — Matthew Powers

12. Drawing Boundary Lines Between Journalism and Sociology, 1895-1999 —
C.W. Anderson

Epilogue: Studying Boundaries of Journalism: Where Do We Go From Here? —
Seth C. Lewis

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