Some of the non-academic materials that will benefit you are – Keep Going by Austin Kleon, and Stick It Up Your Punter by Chris Horrie and Peter Chippendale. This is said to be a great eye opener. It as been updated recently but any volume will benefit and it can be purchased second-hand.
In terms of news media, it is beneficial to vary your selection from mainstream news, to celebrity, political, financial and covid related news. Understanding the different style guides is actively encouraged.
- Webster, F. (2004). The Information society reader, London, UK: Routledge. Chapter 1
- Lindgren, S (2017). Digital media and society, London, UK: Sage. Digital media & society. Chapter 1
Virtual Reality and Journalism
- António Baía Reis & António Fernando Vasconcelos Cunha Castro Coelho (2018) Virtual Reality and Journalism, Digital Journalism, 6:8, 1090-1100, DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2018.1502046
Journalism and Fake News
- Thordar, I., Oisetti, J. Nielsen RK., Hughes, T. Soma, B. (2018). Journalism Fake news and disinformation. Unesco series on journalism education
- Fuchs, C. (2012). Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0 and social media. Oxon, UK: Routledge. Chapter 1 (Introduction)
Identity and technological culture
- Siapera E. (2017) Understanding new media. London, UK: Sage Publications. Chapter 9
- Siapera E. (2017) Understanding new media. London, UK: Sage Publications. Chapter 4
- Ragnedda, M. and Muschert G. (2013). The Digital divide: the Internet and social inequality in international perspective. Routledge.
Digital media and the transformation of social interaction
- Lindgren, S (2017). Digital media and society, London, UK: Sage. Digital media & society chapter 11
Journalism in transition
- Siapera E. (2017) Understanding new media. London, UK: Sage Publications. chapter 7
- Tong J. (2017). Journalistic legitimacy revisited in digital journalism
Citizen journalists and their influence on journalism
- Abbott, J. (2017). Tensions in the scholarship on participatory journalism and citizen journalism. Annals of the International Communication Association. 41(3-4): 278-297.