Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media

Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media

by Susan Forde


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230243576
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

SUSAN FORDE teaches Journalism at Griffith University, Australia, and continues to practice community and independent journalism on a freelance basis. Previously she worked for eight years in the independent press industry and was recently awarded her Ph.D. Her work on community media audience research has reached an international audience. She is co-author of two major monographs on community broadcasting.

Table of Contents

Introduction Understanding Alternative and Independent Journalism Defining Moments in the History of Alternative Journalism Finding the Basis for Alternative and Independent Journalism Looking for Answers: How Alternative Media Journalists Engage Their Audiences Connecting with Democracy: The 'New' Alternative Media Throwing Out the Bathwater (but not the baby): Objectivity, 'Professionalism' and the Economics of Alternative Journalism The Global Policy Environment for Alternative and Community Media Forms Concluding Thoughts: The Nature of Alternative Journalism References

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