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

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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