Action Research : Collaborative research for the improvement of digital journalism practice

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The combination of technological, organizational, and societal change constitutes a highly dynamic and complex research setting for Digital Journalism Studies, calling for process-oriented and inclusive research perspectives. At the same time, journalistic organizations have to generate sustainable innovativeness and creativity to remain relevant in these times of change. Action research offers a framework for research collaborations between scholars and practitioners, generating holistic and solution-oriented outcomes of value for science and practice. With the clear intention to induce change, action research starts with the reflection on practice with a view to improving it. This article argues for more action research in Digital Journalism Studies, elaborating on the opportunities for science and practice. A current action research project in Switzerland is introduced and evaluated to give an impression of this research culture. The remaining challenges derived from experiences in this project are also discussed.
Authors Grubenmann, Stephanie
Journal or Publication Title Digital Journalism
Language English
Keywords action research, digital journalism, innovation, participatory, practice, relevance gap, research methods
Subjects social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 1 January 2016
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Place of Publication London
Volume 4
Number 1
Page Range 160-176
Number of Pages 17
ISSN 2167-0811
ISSN-Digital 2167-082X
Publisher DOI
Depositing User Dr. Stephanie Grubenmann
Date Deposited 10 Dec 2015 09:29
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Grubenmann, Stephanie (2016) Action Research : Collaborative research for the improvement of digital journalism practice. Digital Journalism, 4 (1). 160-176. ISSN 2167-0811

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