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Title: The new order of news and social media enterprises: visualisations, linked data, and new methods and practices in journalism
Contributor(s): Dowd, Cate  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1080/22041451.2016.1155339
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Abstract: Various data methods used in newsgathering and news production require knowledge of software to create visualisations and to work with social media apps. Many changes that are redefining news and journalism are also due to data methods at the back end of media systems. This paper introduces data journalism and progresses to important points about linked data and strategic social media news partnerships. It shows how data centric and entrepreneurial shifts in news media have also contributed to the fragmentation of journalism. At the start of the twenty-first century, Tim Berners-Lee envisaged linked data, known as Web 3.0, as a base for semantic search engines and sharing resources. However, linked data are now used in unimaginable ways, especially across social media news enterprises, media corporations, and advertising. The use of data in newsgathering also extends to smartphones, streaming media, and unmanned aerial vehicles, which add to the complexities and tensions in contemporary journalism and news media.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Communication Research and Practice, 2(1), p. 97-110
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2204-1451
Field of Research (FOR): 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
200104 Media Studies
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
950204 The Media
890499 Media Services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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