Journalism: Critical Issues / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335214754
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Issues in Cultural and Media Studies Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Allan (United Kingdom) is a reader in media and cultural

studies at the University of the West of England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : hidden in plain sight - journalism's critical issues 1
1 Intimately intertwined in the most public way : celebrity and journalism 19
2 Race, ideology and journalism : black power and television news 30
3 The 'gender matters' debate in journalism : lessons from the front 42
4 Journalism ethics : towards an Orwellian critique? 54
5 News on the Web : the emerging forms and practices of online journalism 67
6 Is there a democratic deficit in US and UK journalism? 85
7 Active citizen or couch potato? : journalism and public opinion 98
8 In defence of 'thick' journalism; or how television journalism can be good for us 109
9 Fourth estate or fan club? : sports journalism engages the popular 125
10 McJournalism : the local press and the McDonaldization thesis 137
11 The emerging chaos of global news culture 151
12 Journalism through the camera's eye 167
13 Mighty dread : journalism and moral panics 177
14 Communication or spin? : source-media relations in science journalism 188
15 Risk reporting : why can't they ever get it right? 199
16 News talk : interaction in the broadcast news interview 210
17 'A fresh peach is easier to bruise' : children and traumatic news 224
18 Talking war : how journalism responded to the events of 9/11 239
19 Banal journalism : the centrality of the 'us-them' binary in news discourse 261
20 Racialized 'othering' : the representation of asylum seekers in the news media 274
21 Women in the boyzone : gender, news and herstory 287
22 Gendered news practices : examining experiences of women journalists in different national contexts 299
23 Subterfuge as public service : investigative journalism as idealized journalism 313
24 Opportunity or threat? : the BBC, investigative journalism and the Hutton report 328
25 Journalism, media conglomerates and the Federal Communications Commission 342
26 News in the global public space 357
27 Journalism and the war in Iraq 370
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