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Journalism has an indelible effect on our worldview - from global terrorism to the American presidential elections, celebrity scandal to the latest environmental disaster. Here, Ian Hargreaves uses his unique position within the media to examine how we get this information, and the practical, political, and professional decisions faced by journalists.
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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Overview

Journalism has an indelible effect on our worldview - from global terrorism to the American presidential elections, celebrity scandal to the latest environmental disaster. Here, Ian Hargreaves uses his unique position within the media to examine how we get this information, and the practical, political, and professional decisions faced by journalists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191578120
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 9/15/2005
  • Series: Very Short Introductions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 892,432
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Ian Hargreaves is a Professor of Journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is one of Britain's leading journalists and one of the very few to have held senior positions in newspapers, magazines, television and radio. He was Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, Deputy Editor of the Finanical Times, Editor of the Independent and Editor of the New Statesman.

Although a life-long journalist, Hargreaves has also been a prominent figure in political and policy debates, which ground his arguments about journalism in a social and economic context.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the paradox of power 1
1 Born free : a brief history of news media 21
2 Big brother : journalism and the altered state 35
3 The first casualty : journalists at war 47
4 Star-struck : journalism as entertainment 59
5 Up to a point, Lord Copper's : who owns journalists 77
6 Hacks v. flaks : journalism and public relations 94
7 Murder is my meat : the ethics of journalism 109
8 Matt's modem : tomorrow's journalism 126
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