What do journalists have in common with conspiracy theorists? Journalistik co-publisher Tanjev Schultz has a contentious theory, which he presents in an essay for the second issue of Journalistik.
This issue’s extensive empirical paper comes from Leipzig: Cornelia Wolf and Alexander Godulla have conducted an empirical study to investigate the hype (now slowly abating) about newsgames. Spoiler alert: The new format does not live up to expectations.
As you can see, Journalistik has chosen some seminal topics for its second issue. But this is just the beginning. In this issue, the publishers have decided to put spotlight on the future of journalism – a topic very close to their hearts.
Also in this issue on the future of journalism:
- A paper on journalist training (Link) by Ken Starck – who considers what we should tell our children or grandchildren if they tell us they want to become journalists
- A debate by Sebastian Köhler, who advocates journalistic communication on equal terms
- “Courage journalism”: a discussion piece by Peter Welchering on the question of why we shouldn’t just let our profession be abolished
- Why journalism is not dying, but just getting started – Horst Pöttker gives reasons to be optimistic
If we have struck a chord and you would like to join the discussion, please contact the editors: firstname.lastname@example.org. Topic proposals and manuscripts can also be sent to this address. Papers are selected independently by the publisher. We will be in touch.
Translation: Sophie Costella