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Title chapter: Journalism in a deeply mediatized city. A locative approach to urban reporting
Author: Leif Kramp
Keywords: locative media; location-aware news; metropolitan journalism; urban storytelling; communicative figurations; R&D
Abstract: This chapter introduces a research and development journalism project in the second largest city of Germany, Hamburg. Funded by the Google Digital News Initiative, the project aims to strengthen the core functions of local journalism in terms of social cohesion and civic participation by developing innovative storytelling formats for urban reporting that can easily be appropriated by local journalists. In a collaborative setting, journalists, software engineers, UX designers and researchers translate ongoing trends of deep mediatization, shaped by differentiation, connectivity, omnipresence, pace of innovation and datafication, into a location-aware approach to produce, distribute to and engage audiences with local news.
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