Journalism and Popular Culture / Edition 1

Journalism and Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Peter Dahlgren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803986718

ISBN-13: 9780803986718

Pub. Date: 03/18/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In counterpoint to conventional examinations of images of journalism which tend to concentrate on its informational role in the political process, this book provides a lively analysis of journalism in its other guise - as entertainment.

In a series of interrelated studies, the authors examine the theoretical problems in assessing popular journalism and consider

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Overview

In counterpoint to conventional examinations of images of journalism which tend to concentrate on its informational role in the political process, this book provides a lively analysis of journalism in its other guise - as entertainment.

In a series of interrelated studies, the authors examine the theoretical problems in assessing popular journalism and consider common examples of its manifestations - its relationship to media stars, the coverage of sport, and the presentation of news in a 'popular' form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803986718
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/18/1992
Series:
Media Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: JOURNALISM AS POPULAR CULTURE
Introduction - Peter Dahlgren
Popular Journalism - Colin Sparks
Theories and Practice
Popularity and the Politics of Information - John Fiske
PART TWO: ASPECTS OF THE POPULAR MEDIA
Personalities in the Popular Media - Ian Connell
The Aesthetics and Politics of Melodrama - Jostein Gripsrud
Modes of Sports Writing - David Rowe
Truly Awful News on Television - John Langer
Photojournalism and the Tabloid Press - Karin E Becker
PART THREE: POPULAR JOURNALISM IN PRACTICE
How US News Media Represent Sexual Minorities - Marguerite J Moritz
Oliver North and the News - Robin Andersen
The San Francisco Earthquake and the 1989 World Series - Roberta E Pearson

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