Download special essay on media fragmentation by Brazilian journalist Ricardo Gandour

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas published a special essay by Brazilian editor Ricardo Gandour that looks at the effects of digital fragmentation on news production and consumption.

Gandour, former director of content for media company Grupo Estado who was recently appointed to be the new journalism director of CBN, a national news radio network of Globo Group, spent six months last Spring as a visiting scholar at Columbia Journalism School.

During that time, he researched 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.

The essay is available for download in English and Portuguese.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.