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News Culture offers a timely examination of the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. Having highlighted a range of pressing issues confronting the global news industry today, it proceeds to provide a historical consideration of the rise of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and television news.
It explores the way news is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by the reader, listener or viewer as part of everyday life. Stuart Allan also explores topics such as the cultural dynamics of sexism and racism as they shape news coverage, as well as the rise of online news, citizen journalism, war reporting and celebrity-driven infotainment.
Building on the success of the bestselling previous editions, this new edition addresses the concerns of the news media age, featuring:
This book is essential reading for students of journalism, cultural and media studies, sociology and politics.
Series Editor's foreword
Introduction: The culture of news
News, power and the public sphere
The rise of 'objective' newspaper reporting
The early days of radio and television news
Making news, reporting truths
The cultural politics of news discourse
News, audiences and everyday life
The gendered realities of journalism
Racial diversity in the news
Citizen journalism in times of crisis
Good journalism is popular culture