Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices / Edition 1

Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices / Edition 1

by Raymond Kuhn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415258138

ISBN-13: 9780415258135

Pub. Date: 08/02/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the journalist as the faithful servant of democracy, it explores

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Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the journalist as the faithful servant of democracy, it explores political journalism in the making and maps the opportunities and threats encountered by political journalism in the contemporary sphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415258135
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2002
Series:
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
1Political journalism: mapping the terrain1
2Four generations of political journalism22
Pt. IThe cross-management of the interdependencies between journalists and politicians45
3The first Blair government and political journalism47
4A crisis in the mirror: old and new elements in Italian political communication69
5Political journalists and their sources in Thailand92
6Can political journalism exist at the EU level?108
Pt. IITowards a cynical coverage of politics?129
7Media escalation and political anti-climax in Australia's 'Cash for Comment' scandal131
8Explaining the wave of scandal: the exposure of corruption in Italy, France and Spain149
9The ambivalent watchdog: the changing culture of political journalism and its effects168
Pt. IIIChanges in political journalism: an opportunity or threat for democracy?187
10Journalism and democracy in contemporary Britain189
11Repositioning the newsroom: the American experience with 'public journalism'203
Pt. IVConclusion225
12Trends in news media and political journalism227
Index242

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