Journalism & Popular Culture / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803986718
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Media, Culture and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Dahlgren is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Stockholm. He is the author or editor of numerous works in Swedish and of two books in English, both of which he edited with Colin Sparks: Communication and Citizenship (Sage, 1991) and Journalism and Popular Culture (Sage, 1992).

Colin Sparks is a professor at the Centre for Communication and Information Studies at the Univeristy of Westminster and Co-Editor of Media, Culture and Society.

Anna Reading is a lecturer at Southbank University and Assistant Editor of Media, Culture and Society.

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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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