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Online journalism in Africa : trends, practices and emerging cultures

Author: Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara; Okoth Fred Mudhai; Jason Whittaker
Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Series: Routledge advances in internationalizing media studies, 12.
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Very little is known about how African journalists are forging ""new"" ways to practise their profession on the web. Against this backdrop, this volume provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a comprehensive research tool that can both stand the test of time as well as offer researchers (particularly those in the  Read more...
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Online journalism in Africa.
New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
(DLC) 2013024064
(OCoLC)746838322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara; Okoth Fred Mudhai; Jason Whittaker
ISBN: 9781134109135 113410913X 9780203382530 0203382536
OCLC Number: 871347158
Description: 1 online resource (x, 273 pages).
Contents: Foreword / by Stuart Allan --
Introduction / Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai and Jason Whittaker --
Online vs. traditional journalism practice. Back to the future: re-invigorating the "newsroom genre" to study social media use in developing contexts / Marenet Jordann --
The South African mainstream press in the online environment: successes, opportunities and challenges / Johanna Mavhungu and Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara --
Converging technologies, converging spaces, converging practices: the shaping of digital cultures and practices on radio / Last Moyo --
Zimbabwe's mainstream press in the "social media age": emerging practices, cultures and normative dilemmas / Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara --
Ethics and regulation. Online journalism under pressure: an Ethiopian account / Terje S. Skjerdal --
The use of social media as news sources by South African political journalists / Ylva Rodny-Gumede and Nathalie Hyde-Clarke --
Online journalism and politics. Immediacy and openness in a digital Africa: networked-convergent journalisms in Kenya / Okoth Fred Mudhai --
Online journalism, citizen participation and engagement in Egypt / Ahmed El Gody --
Online citizen journalism and political transformation in the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions: a critical analysis / Sahar Khamis and Katherine Vaughn --
J-blogging and the "agenda cutting" phenomena in Egypt --
Nagwa Abdel Salam Fahmy --
Consumption and networking online news media consumption cultures among Zimbabwean citizens: "home and away" / Tendai Chari --
The Internet, diasporic media and online journalism in West Africa / Muhammad Jameel Yusha'u --
"Our listeners would rather call than post messages on Facebook": new media and community radio in Kenya / George Ogola --
Online forums: how the voices of readers are reshaping the sphere of public debate in Burkina Faso / Marie-Soleil Frere --
Epilogue / by Chris Paterson.
Series Title: Routledge advances in internationalizing media studies, 12.
Responsibility: edited by Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai and Jason Whittaker.

Abstract:

Very little is known about how African journalists are forging ""new"" ways to practise their profession on the web. Against this backdrop, this volume provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a comprehensive research tool that can both stand the test of time as well as offer researchers (particularly those in the economically developed Global North) models for cross-cultural comparative research. The essays here deploy either a wide range of evidence or adopt a case-study approach to engag.

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"A timely contribution that fills a critical gap in the ethnography of African online media and press practices in evolving political cultures." - Folu Ogundimu, Michigan State University

 
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