Doctoral Researcher, University of Wolverhampton
Since the rapid increase of digital news consumers, readership of print media has been reported to be decreasing in circulation. If the traditional consumption of news media is slowly modernizing, what is the future for journalistic values and the cultural services journalism provides in our digital landscape? The overarching essence of Steven’s research concerns the progression of traditional print media to digital platforms. Focussing on Utopian ideals of the ‘Cyber Newsroom’, the thesis will address the role of the journalist in the contemporary public sphere, and how journalistic standards and ethics are negotiated in the ‘Cyber Newsroom’.