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A New Information Environment

How digital fragmentation is shaping the way we produce and consume news

During his time as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, Brazilian journalist Ricardo Gandour looked into the "new journalistic environment," which he said "is characterized by consolidation and fragmentation, two conceptually opposed phenomena that advance simultaneously." In this study, he consults journalists, editors and experts in the field of digital media transformations, as well as existing literature on the topic, to paint a picture of the evolving landscape and impacts on the journalism industry.

PDF copies of the essay are available, for free, in English and Portuguese:


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