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Encounters with Self-Monitoring Data on ICT Use

media and communication research (pp. 1-12). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Lanier, J. (2018). Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Lewis, P. (2017, October 6). “Our minds can be hijacked”: The tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia. The Guardian [online]. Retrieved from [accessed 2017, November 4]. Lupton, D. (2016). The diverse domains of quantified selves: Self

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Public Organisations as News Producers
An odd species in the local media landscape

respondents. The interviewees and also the article published at the launch of VGRfokus stated that reporters who specialise in matters regarding the county council are almost non-existent today. The argument goes as follows: while there used to be at least one dedicated county reporter in every regional editorial office around the country, these reporters are now very few in number, and less attention is given to county councils’ activities. The result is a gap in knowledge about these activities, which are stressed to be crucial on a daily basis in citizens’ lives. In the

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Visualising Old Age
Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association

, or argument about, what is being presented visually through the many elements and choices that make up the representation’ (2008: 159). Photographs on this website are thus key intermediaries of perceptions of old age, in the sense that they ‘guide our thinking of ageing’ ( Ylänne, 2012 : 9). They create a space for perceptions of old age. Fyfe and Law (1988) point out that to understand a visualisation is ‘to note its principles of exclusion and inclusion, to detect the roles that it makes available, to understand the way in which they are distributed, and to

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Viable, Sustainable or Resilient?
Understanding the hyperlocal business ecosystem

Monographs 14 4 214 287 McChesney, R. W. & Nichols, J. (2010). The death and life of American journalism: The media revolution that will begin the world again Philadelphia: 1st Nation Books. McChesney R. W. & Nichols J. 2010 The death and life of American journalism: The media revolution that will begin the world again Philadelphia 1st Nation Books Massey, B. (2018). Testing the revenue diversity argument on independent Web-native news ventures. Digital Journalism 6(10): 1333−1348. 10.1080/21670811.2017.1396904 Massey B. 2018 Testing the

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Local Media Ecologies
Social media taking the lead

channel for spreading information, an organisation platform for resistance and a place to collect arguments in opposition to the closing. The group also integrated local media and distributed media content, and it became an important source for local journalists. The group was a crucial part of the campaign to confirm and strengthen the local struggle against the regional political level ( Nordlund & Kramsjö, 2017 ). Taken together, the SOM survey and the case studies show that Facebook is becoming an important media platform with many different functions. Facebook is

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Local Journalism when the Journalists Leave Town
Probing the news gap that hyperlocal media are supposed to fill

contribute to the coverage through their geographical attachment are essentially distance decay arguments. The connection between geography and news production has previously been highlighted within journalism studies as a criterion of news judgement. Pioneers Galtung and Holmboe Ruge (1965) noted that, geographically and culturally, distant nations and events face a higher risk of being filtered out (although geography is not a factor in Harcup and O’Neill’s [2016] widely referred to criteria of news selection). Thus, in journalism studies, distance decay is more

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A Pilot Study on Developing Newsgames in Collaboration between Journalism and Computer Science Students

collaboration to fully reach their potential, demanding that practitioners and educators alike challenge their existing modes of operation. However, learning to do this kind of collaboration cannot be taken for granted. Over the next paragraphs, we explore how instruction on creating newsgames may relate to journalism education at large. An argument can be made that day-to-day journalism work is often focused on avoiding mistakes and, therefore, emphasising routines and stability over risk taking ( Hesmondhalgh, 2019 ), whereas journalism education seems to be more open for

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Digital payments for a digital generation
Disruptive technology in book and local newspaper industries

Facebook and Storytel, a streaming service for audiobooks and e-books. Theoretical framework Disruptive innovation is defined as a product or service that caters to markets that incumbents overlook ( Christensen et al., 2015 ). For our analysis, we draw on three main arguments from Bower & Christensen (1995) and the concept of distribution as disruptive technology ( Cunningham et al., 2010 ). The four arguments are presented below. First, Bower & Christensen (1995) argued that disruptive innovation begins with meeting the needs of less-demanding customers. In

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Disrupting video game distribution
A diachronic affordance analysis of Steam’s platformization strategy

, the argument incorporates elements of platformization, as defined by Helmond (2015) , therefore using the term “platformization strategy” instead. Accordingly, “platformization entails the extension of social media platforms into the rest of the web and their drive to make external web data ‘platform ready’” ( Helmond, 2015 : 1). Platforms often present themselves as “empty spaces for others to interact on, while in fact [embodying] a politics” ( Srnicek, 2017 : 46-47) by tangibly shaping the “rules of product and service development, as well as marketplace

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journalists is based on a very strong professional ethos which persists despite the precarious situation of journalists in the digital age. Through the analysis of journalistic values and practices involving four French journalistic digital start-ups, she explains how the boundaries between editorial, content production, and marketing are adjusted but not totally eroded. One of the basic arguments in her analysis is that these small digital media are not strong enough to be considered actual disruptors of the French media sector. However, as waterholes for the maintenance

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