Thursday, March 3, 2011

Theorizing Innovation Journalism - Notes from the classroom

 Innovation Journalism Vol. 7, No. 10. 30 Dec 2010
By Oddgeir Tveiten

http://www.innovationjournalism.org/archive/injo-7-10.pdf  

 

Innovation Journalism may be understood as a reorientation of basic assumptions underlying the study, practice, research and education in journalism. The concept of Innovation Journalism denotes an idea of a ´beat´or a ´category´, but underlying the Stanford University variant of Innovation Journalism is a more comprehensive understanding ´a communication ecology´ where ´innovation´ seems to be taken for granted as something good for societal development, organizational development, and business development.

Reflecting the profoundly cultural meaning of innovation as an idea, a key question is whether social innovation and business innovation can be understood as two pieces of the same stick, or not? One might understand the term ´ecology´ to denote harmony and balance – or society seeking it. Journalism, on the other hand, was born and bred with a focus on conflict and conflict narrative within a framework of democratic publicism. Hence, one aspect of theorizing Innovation Journalism is to clarify its applied understandings of innovation as a content theme in the news. Another is to clarify innovation as a term relating to the role of journalism in societal changes more macroscopically. A middle ground is to critique the notion of innovation as a guideline to the challenges now facing journalism and its narrative forms.

2 comments:

florence afable said...

hi, i'm Laureen a filipino student-journalist based in Manila. So we've got this website for our school paper and well,i was just wondering if i could use some of your photos for an article? Don't worry, i'd give proper attribution and the credit goes to you of course, cause honestly, im not fond of using photos without permission. if it would be okay for u, ill be waiting for your reply on this email: florencenelita_afable@yahoo.com thanks :)

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