Book: Geographies of Journalism


Geographies of Journalism: The Imaginative Power of Place in Making Digital News, connects theoretical and practical discussions about the role of geotechnologies, social media, and boots-on-the-ground journalism in a digital age to underline the complications and challenges that place-making in the press brings to institutions and ideologies.

By introducing and applying theories of critical human geography to cultural studies of space and place, as well as issues of resistance in the digital arena when interpretations of space and place interact between journalists and residents/community members, this book brings to scholarship a critical look at how digital media shapes perceptions of locales.

Through verisimilitude, storytelling methods, journalistic evidence shaped by sources and news processes, the press play a critical role in how audiences shape interpretations of social conditions “here” and “there”, and place responsibility for socio-political issues that appear in everyday life. Issues of proximity, news myth, and power align in this book of innovative and new assessments of journalism in the digital age.

The book will be published by Routledge in 2018 and is coauthored with Kristy Hess.