Thursday, April 25th: Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age

Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age
Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Fl., Manhattan)
7-8:30pm
Free with RSVP

Join the Department of Media Culture and Communication at NYU Steinhardt and the Institute for Public Knowledge in celebrating the publication of C.W. Anderson’s new book Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age. The author will be joined by Rod Benson and Brooke Kroeger.

Breaking down the walls of the traditional newsroom, Rebuilding the News traces the evolution of news reporting as it moves from print to online. As the business models of newspapers have collapsed, author C. W. Anderson chronicles how bloggers, citizen journalists, and social networks are implicated in the massive changes confronting journalism.

Through a combination of local newsroom fieldwork, social-network analysis, and online archival research, Rebuilding the News places the current shifts in news production in socio-historical context. Focusing on the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, Anderson presents a gripping case study of how these papers have struggled to adapt to emerging economic, social, and technological realities.

As he explores the organizational, networked culture of journalism, Anderson lays bare questions about the future of news-oriented media and its evolving relationship with “the public” in the digital age.

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