Balance and Bias in Journalism: Representation, Regulation and Democracy by Guy Starkey
Guy Starkey offers a clearly structured discussion of 'balance' in the media, and the difficulties inherent in both achieving and measuring it. Providing an analysis of theoretical issues, an exploration of practical considerations and a review of methods for assessing journalistic output, it will appeal to students of journalism and media studies.
GUY STARKEY is Senior Lecturer in Radio and Programme Leader in Media Production in the School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland, UK. He has taught and written widely in the field. His publications include Radio in Context (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), GNVQ Intermediate Media (1998), 'Radio Audience Research - Challenging the Gold Standard' in Cultural Trends, 45, and 'Estimating Audiences: Sampling in Television and Radio Audience Research', Cultural Trends, 49.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- A Question of Balance: Reality and Representation.- Balance in Broadcasting: Representation and Regulation.- Power and Responsibility: The Press, the People and Self-regulation.- In the Eye of the Beholder: Audience Perspectives of Balance and Bias.- Broadcast Talk and the Printed Word: A Balancing Act.- Meditated Imperialism: International Journalism in the Global News Marketplace.- Case Studies Balance and Bias in Practice.
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...valuable, authoritatitve and well-evidenced contributions to the growing body of scholarship in this area and should become essential reading for serious students of journalism and for those who practise it.' - Sally Feldman - Times Higher Education Supplement