Journalism: Critical Issues / Edition 1

Journalism: Critical Issues / Edition 1

by Stuart Allan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335214754

ISBN-13: 9780335214754

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

This edited collection introduces news media studies to the

undergraduate reader. Drawing together an exciting selection of

original essays from journalism, cultural studies and media

studies, this text highlights several of the most significant topics

and debates in this field. Journalism is organized to address a

series of themes pertinent to the

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Overview

This edited collection introduces news media studies to the

undergraduate reader. Drawing together an exciting selection of

original essays from journalism, cultural studies and media

studies, this text highlights several of the most significant topics

and debates in this field. Journalism is organized to address a

series of themes pertinent to the ongoing conceptual development

of news media studies around the globe, with a particular

focus on work conducted in the United States and Britain.

An introductory chapter by the editor sets the scene for the

discussion by providing a concise, up-to-date overview of

several key issues relating to the study of news and journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335214754
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Issues in Cultural and Media Studies Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : hidden in plain sight - journalism's critical issues1
1Intimately intertwined in the most public way : celebrity and journalism19
2Race, ideology and journalism : black power and television news30
3The 'gender matters' debate in journalism : lessons from the front42
4Journalism ethics : towards an Orwellian critique?54
5News on the Web : the emerging forms and practices of online journalism67
6Is there a democratic deficit in US and UK journalism?85
7Active citizen or couch potato? : journalism and public opinion98
8In defence of 'thick' journalism; or how television journalism can be good for us109
9Fourth estate or fan club? : sports journalism engages the popular125
10McJournalism : the local press and the McDonaldization thesis137
11The emerging chaos of global news culture151
12Journalism through the camera's eye167
13Mighty dread : journalism and moral panics177
14Communication or spin? : source-media relations in science journalism188
15Risk reporting : why can't they ever get it right?199
16News talk : interaction in the broadcast news interview210
17'A fresh peach is easier to bruise' : children and traumatic news224
18Talking war : how journalism responded to the events of 9/11239
19Banal journalism : the centrality of the 'us-them' binary in news discourse261
20Racialized 'othering' : the representation of asylum seekers in the news media274
21Women in the boyzone : gender, news and herstory287
22Gendered news practices : examining experiences of women journalists in different national contexts299
23Subterfuge as public service : investigative journalism as idealized journalism313
24Opportunity or threat? : the BBC, investigative journalism and the Hutton report328
25Journalism, media conglomerates and the Federal Communications Commission342
26News in the global public space357
27Journalism and the war in Iraq370

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