ICNOVA editions have just published the book Innovation in european journalism. The case of cultural journalism by Dora Santos Silva, coordinator of GI Media & Journalism at ICNOVA and professor at the Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The book analyzes how European media, which specialize in culture or have an important cultural section, are innovating in a digital environment. It was born largely from my Ph.D. thesis, defended in 2016, with the original title “Cultural Journalism in a Digital Environment: New Models, Practices and Possibilities”, within the scope of the Ph.D. in Digital Media at NOVA FCSH (International Program UT Austin Portugal) with the financial support of FCT. Since then, the rhythm of change in the fields of media, journalism, and the creative industries has not slowed down. In fact, the pace of change has increased, becoming more sophisticated and thus more challenging to follow through academic research (as well as our brains). Therefore, this book preserves the theoretical framework and the results of the empirical research of my doctoral thesis, but it also serves as a record of a bewildering time in cultural journalism (between 2012 and 2016). Furthermore, this work is updated with aspects that became relevant in the areas described, between 2016 and 2020, and with a partial update of the research done in the Ph.D. The updates on both the state of cultural journalism and my research are available at the end of each chapter under the title “What happened next?” The introduction and conclusion have been updated in their entirety.
Avaliable in open access, here: https://colecaoicnova.fcsh.unl.pt