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The Life InformaticNewsmaking in the Digital Era$
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Dominic Boyer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451881

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

News Journalism Today

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Life Informatic
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Dominic Boyer

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.003.0001

This introductory chapter briefly examines the practices, institutions, and implications of newsmaking at a time that is equally imprinted by the hegemony of neoliberal politics and worldviews brought about by the diverse institutionalization of digital communications technology. News journalists of today are engaged in the process of redefining their senses of agency, expertise, and authority given the new ecology of forces. The chapter suggests that digital news is an interlinked constellation of differently scaled nodes (organizations) that interact via variously sized and speeded channels to connect a galaxy of newsmakers and news users. It concludes with a discussion of the methods used in the book's study and an explanation of why Germany was chosen as the center of study.

Keywords:   newsmaking, digital news, neoliberal politics, digital communications technology, news journalism, Germany

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