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Disrupting journalism from scratch
Outlining the figure of the entrepreneur–journalist in four French pure players

Introduction Despite the common idea that the internet is “killing” the media, the past decade has seen ongoing renewal in journalism, particularly online. In a 2012 article ( Christensen et al., 2012 ), David Skok, a journalist who was a Nieman Lab fellow, paired up with Harvard economist Clayton M. Christensen to encourage the media to “be the disruptor”. Together, they adapted Christensen’s original theory of disruptive innovation to the media, according to which businesses should regularly rethink their practice to match the evolving society and market

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Unboxing news automation
Exploring imagined affordances of automation in news journalism

, 2015 ; Wu et al., 2018 ). News automation (NA), also known as automated journalism, converts structured data into text based on a set of rules. It is limited to specialized areas: the current systems are employed in well-understood domains, such as finance, sports and election reporting. Nonetheless, there is an interest in conceptualizing, developing and deploying automated journalism in news production. This article aims to capture a specific moment of technological emergence by analysing the way in which media representatives talk about the imagined affordances

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methods for analysing social media data. Contact: KAREN DONDERS lectures on European media markets, the political economy of journalism, and policy analysis at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is a PI at the Center for Studies on Media Innovation and Technology (a partner in imec) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She specializes in public service media, private television, and the interplay between media economics and policies. She has published widely on these topics in peer-reviewed journals. Contact: GUNN ENLI is

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Media disruption and the public interest
How private media managers talk about responsibility to society in an era of turmoil

Introduction In today’s media market, several disruptions are coming together to pose challenges to the existing media, both public and private. The greatest disruption is arguably caused by intensified competition between platforms, channels and distribution models and the concurrent disruption in traditional ways of funding media content. In what we may now coin the traditional model, private media rely on advertising to fund journalism, domestic productions and other content that is beneficial to society, but this model is “jeopardized and expected to

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

Andersson, Y., Dalquist, U. & Ohlsson, J. (2018). Youth and news in a digital media environment – Nordic–Baltic perspectives . Gothenburg: Nordicom. Andersson Y. Dalquist U. & Ohlsson J. 2018 Youth and news in a digital media environment – Nordic–Baltic perspectives Gothenburg Nordicom Arrese, Á. (2016). From gratis to paywalls. Journalism Studies 17(8): 1051-1067. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1027788 Arrese Á. 2016 From gratis to paywalls Journalism Studies 17 8 1051 1067 https

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the two orientations varies and seems to be shaped distinctively by historical characteristics in the two national media systems. By comparison, managers from new media entrants in the two countries resemble each other far more in terms of their interpretations and visions regarding societal responsibilities. The two other contributions in this group have a narrower, more traditional approach to the issue of societal significance, because they are concerned with specific developments within journalism. Chloë Salles’ article illustrates how the social role of

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