Slow journalism

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Slow journalism is a news subculture borne out of the frustration at the quality of journalism from the mainstream press. A continuation from the larger "slow" movement, slow journalism shares the same values as other "slow"-movement subsets in its efforts to produce a good, clean and fair product.[1] Specialist titles have emerged around the world and proclaim to be antidotes to a mainstream media that is "filled to the brim with reprinted press releases, kneejerk punditry, advertorial nonsense and 'churnalism'".[2]

In 2011, professor Peter Laufer wrote Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer (Oregon State University Press).

In August 2018, Jennifer Rauch, educator and researcher focusing on alternative media, media activism and popular culture, wrote the book Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable & Smart, published by Oxford University Press.

Slow Journalism Titles

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  1. ^ Masurier, Megan Le (2015-03-04). "What is Slow Journalism?". Journalism Practice. 9 (2): 138–152. doi:10.1080/17512786.2014.916471. ISSN 1751-2786.
  2. ^ "Delayed Gratification - Why Slow Journalism Matters". Retrieved 2016-05-05.