Practice-driven journalism research: Impulses for a dynamic understanding of journalism in the context of its reorganization

  • This paper proposes a practice-theoretical journalism research approach for an alternate and innovative perspective of digital journalism’s current empirical challenges. The practice-theoretical approach is introduced by demonstrating its explanatory power in relation to demarcation problems, technological changes, economic challenges and challenges to journalism’s legitimacy. Its respectiveThis paper proposes a practice-theoretical journalism research approach for an alternate and innovative perspective of digital journalism’s current empirical challenges. The practice-theoretical approach is introduced by demonstrating its explanatory power in relation to demarcation problems, technological changes, economic challenges and challenges to journalism’s legitimacy. Its respective advantages in dealing with these problems are explained and then compared to established journalism theories. The particular relevance of the theoretical perspective is due to (1) its central decision to observe journalistic practices, (2) the transgression of conventional journalistic boundaries, (3) the denaturalization of journalistic norms and laws, (4) the explicit consideration of a material, socio-technical dimension of journalism, (5) a focus on the conflicting relationship between journalistic practices and media management practices, and (6) prioritizing order generation over stability.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article
Author:Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christopher BuschowORCiDGND
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.24434/j.scoms.2020.02.006Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20200819-42162Cite-Link
URL:https://www.hope.uzh.ch/scoms/article/view/j.scoms.2020.02.006
Parent Title (English):Studies in Communication Sciences
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2020/08/18
Date of first Publication:2020/08/10
Release Date:2020/08/19
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes:Fakultät Medien / Juniorprofessur Organisation und vernetzte Medien
Volume:2020
Pagenumber:15
First Page:1
Last Page:15
Tag:digitization; journalism; journalism theories; practice theory; theory development
GND Keyword:Journalismus
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 070 Publizistische Medien, Journalismus, Verlagswesen / 070 Publizistische Medien, Journalismus, Verlagswesen
BKL-Classification:05 Kommunikationswissenschaft / 05.30 Massenkommunikation, Massenmedien: Allgemeines
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)