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Transmediality in Independent Journalism: The Turkish Case

17.04.2020 10:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dilek Gürsoy

Published by Routledge under the Routledge Advances in Transmedia Studies series


Transmediality in Independent Journalism investigates mainstream journalism and its escape routes to independence through transmedia strategies. Within the scope of the latest debates in Turkey, the author argues that the function of transmediality in Turkish journalism is gradually shifting from being only a commercial entity to becoming a political system for social change, a survival mechanism for independent journalists to reach out to diverse audiences, and gain back the public trust.

Bringing a fresh perspective to recent studies on cultures of transmediality along with an in-depth analysis of three contemporary Turkish cases, the book:

  • Builds upon questions of whether transmedia storytelling can offer a support system to construct an alternative news media world in a political context such as Turkey’s
  • Examines how transmedia storytelling can reach places the mainstream news media can’t control
  • Explores whether transmedia storytelling can sustain the survival of an independent journalist in Turkey’s political context

Looking beyond the case of Turkey, this study will be an important addition to the literature on rethinking journalistic form and practice, teaching transmedia strategies, and social communication.

For more information about the book, please follow this link:


Routledge Advances in Transmedia Studies

This series publishes monographs and edited collections that sit at the cutting-edge of today’s interdisciplinary cross-platform media landscape. Topics should consider emerging transmedia applications in and across industries, cultures, arts, practices, or research methodologies. The series is especially interested in research exploring the future possibilities of an interconnected media landscape that looks beyond the field of media studies, notably broadening to include socio-political contexts, education, experience design, mixed-reality, journalism, the proliferation of screens, as well as art- and writing-based dimensions to do with the role of digital platforms like VR, apps and iDocs to tell new stories and express new ideas across multiple platforms in ways that join up with the social world.


1. Introduction

2. Dethreading of a practice

3. Rethreading with transmediality

4. The misty journey of independence

5. Conclusion

Pages: 106



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