Resourcing a viable digital journalism

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Hardy, J. 2016. Resourcing a viable digital journalism. in: Franklin, Bob and Eldridge II, Scott (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies Routledge.
AuthorsHardy, J.
EditorsFranklin, Bob and Eldridge II, Scott
Abstract

Much academic enquiry into financing journalism looks to the precarious prospects for sustaining commercial models. In contrast, this chapter explores arguments which suggest that a viable journalism requires alternatives to commercial funding. Mainstream debate across industry and the academy accepts, often as a premise, that journalism can only flourish as a commercially delivered product operating in highly volatile and adverse market conditions (Grueskin, Seaves and Graves 2011). Various radical perspectives respond that the commercial model is broken, is the agency of crisis for news media and cannot serve as the basis for sustaining a diverse public journalism. These differ in how far mainstream, market media are repudiated but common to the critical perspectives explored in this chapter is their contribution to serious debate about the qualities of journalism that need to be sustained and fostered, and about the ways in which this may be achieved.

Book titleThe Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies
Year2016
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Print28 Oct 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Sep 2017
ISBN9781138887961
9781315713793
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/9781138887961
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies on 28.10.16, available online: http://www.routledge.com/978113888796

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