Immediacy is seen as one of the key values in journalism as people want to be informed about events and threats as soon as possible. This speed game has strengthened over the past decade because of technological and commercial forces. Will the upcoming digital generation be interested in slow journalism? ask Nico Drok and Liesbeth Hermans.
Their research among Dutch users showed that majority of young people find that news should be available anytime, anywhere, and for free. They also found that users want journalism to be more investigative, inclusive, co-operative and constructive. The study concludes that concept of slow journalism is still developing and it should be considered more as an approach than of a genre of journalism.
The study is published online by Journalism Practice. Read the article and free abstract here.
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