By David M. Ryfe

Journalists have didn't reply competently to the problem of the net, with far-reaching effects for the way forward for journalism and democracy. this can be the compelling argument set forth during this well timed new textual content, drawing at the such a lot huge ethnographic fieldwork in American newsrooms because the 1970s.

David Ryfe argues that newshounds are not able or unwilling to innovate for various purposes: partly simply because behavior are sticky and tough to dislodge; partially due to their strategic calculation that the price of swap a ways exceeds its gain; and partially simply because easy definitions of what journalism is, and what it really is for, anchor journalism to culture even if reporters wish to swap. the result's that journalism is unraveling as an built-in social box; it might by no means back be a separate and separable job from the wider perform of manufacturing information. something is bound: no matter what occurs subsequent, it's going to have dramatic outcomes for the function journalism performs in democratic society and maybe will rework its easy which means and purpose.

Can Journalism continue to exist? is crucial and provocative studying for all focused on the way forward for journalism and society.

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