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Description - Journalism At The Crossroads: Crisis And Opportunity For ThePress by Margaret Simons

Our mainstream press is in crisis, and the future of journalism is uncertain. In response to plunging sales and profitability, and an inexorable increase in online and social-media platforms, the Fairfax and News Limited organisations have embarked on major cost-cutting and restructuring exercises. Hundreds of journalists' jobs will be shed, printing plants will close, and The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald - our formerly iconic broadsheet dailies - will soon be downsized to a tabloid format. Meanwhile, corporate predator is hunting Fairfax, and News Corporation internationally is splitting its newspaper operations from its much more lucrative entertainment businesses. In Journalism at the Crossroads, journalist, educator, and media commentator Dr Margaret Simons explores the challenges, and discusses the opportunities they might represent. Simons considers the role of journalist in this new media landscape, why we still need quality news reporting, how new technologies can enhance traditional reporting, ways in which journalists and citizens can work together to break stories, and how media organisations can reinvigorate their newsrooms by engaging directly with the community. The imperative to think about new ways of journalism has arrived, and it is time for all of us - citizens and journalists alike - to become involved in this vital debate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922070203
ISBN-10: 1922070203
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is an award-winning freelance journalist and author. She is also the Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She writes on media for a number of media outlets, and has published eleven books. Penguin Australia published The Content Makers in 2007. Her most recent work includes Journalism at the Crossroads, and Malcolm Fraser- The Political Memoirs co-written with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, which won both the Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2011.

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