Conclusion: Where to from Here for Professional Journalism?

  • Diana BossioEmail author


In the concluding chapter of this book, ‘Where To From Here for Professional Journalism?’ (Chapter 8), Bossio turns to the future of journalism in a post-truth world. Reflecting on all the changes that use of social media has brought to individual journalism practice, organisations and the institutional knowledge that characterises journalism’s social role, Bossio suggests social media has contributed to the changing constitution of journalism through the creation of new cultures of communication, where the roles of participants and the rules of engagement are still being negotiated. The future of journalism therefore depends on how journalists negotiate the various organisational, political, social and cultural influences that seek to structure, regulate and influence the ways news is produced and understood.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swinburne UniversityHawthornAustralia

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