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Communication and Society

About the Series

This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.

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Journalism and Crime

Journalism and Crime

1st Edition

By Bethany Usher
September 27, 2023

Through a critical, transdisciplinary approach, Journalism and Crime offers a chronological interrogation of crime journalism from its first origins in 16th century print, to a transatlantic phenomenon in the 19th century and through to the complex networked digital spheres of the current day.   ...

Beyond Mainstream Media Alternative Media and the Future of Journalism

Beyond Mainstream Media: Alternative Media and the Future of Journalism

1st Edition

By Stephen Cushion
September 26, 2023

Offering one of the most comprehensive assessments of alternative media to date, Beyond Mainstream Media examines the rise of alternative media over the last decade, analysing their changing content and editorial strategies, and exploring why many people go beyond the mainstream media for news and ...

Journalism, Culture and Society A Critical Theoretical Approach to Global Journalistic Practice

Journalism, Culture and Society: A Critical Theoretical Approach to Global Journalistic Practice

1st Edition

By Omega Douglas, Angela Phillips
November 30, 2022

Drawing upon a range of theoretical perspectives, including cultural studies, postcolonial theory, critical race studies, political economy and sociology, Journalism, Culture and Society examines journalism as a democratic necessity that often fails to live up to its promise. This text takes a ...

Gender and Media Representing, Producing, Consuming

Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming

2nd Edition

By Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel
October 28, 2021

This thoroughly revised second edition provides a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication. The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming, with each section made up of three chapters. The first ...

Journalism and Celebrity

Journalism and Celebrity

1st Edition

By Bethany Usher
October 19, 2020

This insightful book traces the development of journalism and celebrity and their relationship to and influence on political and social spheres from the beginnings of capitalist democracy in the 18th century to the present day. Journalism and Celebrity provides the first account of its kind, ...

Culture Wars The Media and the British Left

Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left

2nd Edition

By James Curran, Ivor Gaber, Julian Petley
July 04, 2018

Culture Wars investigates the relationship between the media and politics in Britain today. It focusses on how significant sections of the national press have represented and distorted the policies of the Labour Party, and particularly its left, from the Thatcher era up to and including Ed Miliband...

Misunderstanding News Audiences Seven Myths of the Social Media Era

Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era

1st Edition

By Eiri Elvestad, Angela Phillips
March 05, 2018

Misunderstanding News Audiences interrogates the prevailing myths around the impact of the Internet and social media on news consumption and democracy. The book draws on a broad range of comparative research into audience engagement with news, across different geographic regions, to provide insight...

An Introduction to Political Communication

An Introduction to Political Communication

6th Edition

By Brian McNair, Brian McNair
June 22, 2017

At a time of radical shifts in power across the globe, the sixth edition of An Introduction to Political Communication examines the role of the media in the political process. Brian McNair reflects on the role of communication in key events such as the referendum vote for the UK’s withdrawal from ...

Communication and Citizenship Journalism and the Public Sphere

Communication and Citizenship: Journalism and the Public Sphere

1st Edition

By Peter Dahlgren, Colin Sparks
November 12, 1993

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Media Ownership and Agenda Control The hidden limits of the information age

Media Ownership and Agenda Control: The hidden limits of the information age

1st Edition

By Justin Schlosberg
November 29, 2016

Media Ownership and Agenda Control offers a detailed examination of media ownership amidst the complexities of the information age, from the resurgence of press barons to the new influence wielded by internet giants. Much of the discussion pivots around recent revelations and controversies in the ...

Comparing Political Journalism

Comparing Political Journalism

1st Edition

Edited By Claes de Vreese, Frank Esser, David Nicolas Hopmann
July 26, 2016

Comparing Political Journalism is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today. Using techniques drawn from the growing field of comparative political communication, an international group of contributors analyse political news content drawn ...

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century From the

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century: From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"

1st Edition

Edited By Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, Chris Paterson
July 06, 2016

 Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, ...

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