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Volume 17, Issue 1

May, 2011

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News 2.0: Can Journalism Survive the Internet? by Martin Hirst. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. 2011, 242 pp, ISBN 978-1-742370-57-6
Reviews by Colin Peacock, Allison Oosterman, Jon Stephenson, John Cokley, Alan Cocker, David Robie, Philip Cass and Rukhsana Aslam
Publication date: 
May, 2011

At the front of News 2.0, University of Queensland journalism professor Michael Bromley says this has ‘much needed grounded insight and foresight’. And as some academics’ writing about journalism seems to fit into a matrix of media theory few general readers could fully understand, a book dealing with what’s really going on in journalism is a great idea.

Books reviewed in this edition:

Truth: The rise and fall of the people's paper, by Redmer Yska. Reviewed by Allison Oosterman, pp. 231-234.

Taliban: The true story of the world's most feared guerrilla fighters, by James Fergusson. Reviewed by Jon Stephenson, pp. 235-237.

New Media, Old News: Journalism and democracy in the digital age, edited by Natalie Fenton. Reviewed by John Cokley, pp. 238-241.

New Media for a New China, edited by James F. Scooton and William A. Hachten. Reviewed by Alan Cocker, pp. 242-244.

Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the planet mattered (2nd edition), by Kunda Dixit. Reviewed by David Robie, pp.245-248.

Noted: Yumi Piksa: Stories from the Papua New Guinean Highlands [documentary] * Asia's Media Innovators, Vol 2