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Cross cultural journalism title set for October release

September 6, 2013

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The Media Innovation Studio’s George Ogola has edited a number of sections in the latest in the prestigious journalism and media series from Routledge.

The Future of Quality News Journalism: A Cross-Cultural Analysis examines the economics of quality news journalism raising questions about the sustainability of its existing business models. A prestigious set of authors draw on examples from print, broadcast and online news operations in different corners of the world.

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The book also features chapters by 3 of Dr Ogola’s Media Innovation Studio colleagues. Paul Egglestone contributed a chapter on the future of television news featuring an in depth interview with Mark Thomson, former DG at the BBC and CEO at the New York Times, and social media gurus Clare Cook and Andy Dickinson explore the vibrant world of news start-ups.

Commenting on the publication, Eric Freedman of Michigan State University said: “This impressive work of scholarship and analysis spotlights the essential role that quality journalism and news organizations plays in civil society and focuses urgently needed attention on the challenges of sustaining such enterprises.”


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Ogola and his fellow editors, Dr Peter Anderson and journalist and lecturer Michael Williams, are hoping to repeat the success of the previous book produced by School of Journalism staff at UCLan: The Future of Journalism in Advanced Democracies. This title regularly features in reading  lists of key media texts in journalism and media departments globally.

The Media Innovation Studio’s director and chapter author, Paul Egglestone said: “The business of journalism is changing but it’s core tenets remain. In a multi channel digitally connected world where news and information appears to be free this book points to the need for robust economic models to be found so the people who sometimes risk their lives and reputations to tell us what’s happening in the world can be paid appropriately to keep doing  it.”

The Future of Quality News Journalism: A Cross-Continental Analysis is available from Routledge in October 2013

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