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 engage with contemporary developments in African online journalism. This book thus makes up for the gap in cross-cultural studies that seek to understand online journalism in all its complexities.
"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
Part I: Online vs. Traditional Journalism Practice 1. Online Journalism in the South: Successes, Opportunities, Challenges, Johanna Mavhungu and Herman Wasserman 2. Zimbabwe's Mainstream Press in the 'Online Age': Trends, Practices and emerging Cultures, Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara 3. Trends in Online Journalism in South Africa: Critical Reflections on Change and Continuity, Wallace Chuma 4. Africa's Online Media and the (Re-)making of News, George Ogola 5. Mainstream and Alternative Journalisms: Online Journalism Theory and Practice in Africa, Okoth Fred Mudhai 6. Online Journalism and the Widening Platforms of News Gathering and Distribution in Africa, Levi Obijiofor Part II: Ethics and Regulation of Online Journalism 7. Regulating Digital Journalism: A View from the Horn of Africa, Terje S. Skjerdal 8. Ubuntu's Transcultural Character: Twitter as the "Newest" Journalism Tool and its Impact on Media Ethics, Nicola Jones 9. Conducting Online Research and the Use of Online Sources: South African Journalist Practices, Nathalie Hyde-Clarke and Ylva Rodny-Gumede Part III: Online Journalism and Politics 10. Beyond the Internet: Creating Counter Publics through Online Journalism in Zimbabwe, Cleophas T. Muneri 11. Online Media in Africa: Political and Ideological Implications, D. Ndirangu Wachanga 12. Online Journalism in Egypt, Ahmed El Gody 13. Online News Media Consumption Cultures among Zimbabwean Citizens, Tendai Chari 14. Online Journalism in Africa: How African Audiences are Hitting Back, Winston Mano 15. Media On the Go: Mobile Telephony's Effects on Journalism in Africa, George Nyabuga 16. Everyone is a reporter: Perspectives on participatory Journalism in Zimbabwe, Bruce Mutsvairo
Series: Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 12th November 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1