Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

  • 5h 28m
  • George Brock
  • Kogan Page
  • 2013

News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as few as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands of new conditions.

Out of Print examines the past, present and future for a fragile industry battling a “perfect storm” of falling circulations, reduced advertising revenue, rising print costs and the impact of “citizen journalists” and free news aggregators. Author George Brock proposes an optimistic outlook on journalism's future, taking the view that it was always unstable and likely, always will be. He argues that journalism can flourish in a new communications age, and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities.

Incisive and authoritative, Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of journalism in the digital age and asks how it needs to adapt to survive.

About the Author

George Brock is Professor at London's City University, where he heads the prestigious Graduate School of Journalism. During his career as a journalist, he worked for the Observer and The Times, where he was Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and Saturday Editor. He has served as president of the World Editors Forum, and is on the board of the International Press Institute. He is a regular commentator on news and journalism in the UK and global media and broadcasts frequently.

In this Book

  • Communicating Whatever We Please
  • Furnishing the World with a New Set of Nerves
  • The Gilded Age
  • The Engine of Opportunity
  • Rethinking Journalism Again
  • The Business Model Crumbles
  • Credibility Crumbles
  • The Leveson Judgement
  • Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall
  • Clues to the Future