News Production: Theory and Practice [NOOK Book]

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Journalists often say they act out of instinct and experience. Yet how do we reconcile this with academic discussions of the effects of ownership, advertising, news frames, and other institutional and cultural constraints on news production? News Production: Theory and practice bridges this gap between journalistic theory and practice. The book assesses existing sociological theories of journalism and changes to news production through case studies of news production settings and interviews with journalists, thus...
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News Production: Theory and Practice

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Overview

Journalists often say they act out of instinct and experience. Yet how do we reconcile this with academic discussions of the effects of ownership, advertising, news frames, and other institutional and cultural constraints on news production? News Production: Theory and practice bridges this gap between journalistic theory and practice. The book assesses existing sociological theories of journalism and changes to news production through case studies of news production settings and interviews with journalists, thus providing both students and working professionals with an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context of the contemporary newsroom. Chapters cover practical and theoretical concerns including: Reporting, Propaganda, Meeting Deadlines, Target Audiences, Ethics and Values, Sources, Images, Rise of Marketing Factors. News Production: Theory and practice is key reading for journalism students and those wanting to break into the industry.

About the Author:
David Machin works in the Department of Media and Communications at Leicester University

About the Author:
Sarah Niblock is Reader in Journalism at Brunel University

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'The book is written in clear and accessible language and includes a wide range of references ... this book is recommended for the media library and for the teacher's shelf. It will provide stimulating material for getting students interested in news.' - Media Education Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134702459
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 478 KB

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vi
News journalism: bridging the 'theory-practice' divide     1
Analysing news output     23
News values for consumer groups     46
News beats and collecting news     68
Conflict reporting and propaganda     94
Humanitarian reporting     120
Visual journalism: reading the redesigns     137
'The best job in the world'     160
Conclusion     178
References     184
Index     193
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