A Perfect Storm
This source preferred by Stephen Jukes
Authors: Jukes, S.
Editors: Fowler-Watt, K. and Allan, S.
Publisher: CJCR: Centre for Journalism & Communication Research, Bournemouth University.
The hacking scandal that has engulfed the British press has been described as possibly the greatest crisis for journalism in modern times. But behind the lurid revelations lies what is arguably a far deeper crisis - a growing decline in traditional news gathering and original reporting. The chapter examines the deep-seated factors behind the current crisis and the difficult relationship between traditional news gathering and the growing volume of "user generated content."