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Journalism Studies: The Basics

1st Edition

By Martin Conboy


208 pages

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Journalism Studies: The Basics provides an introductory overview of the emerging field of Journalism Studies, discussing key issues and contemporary debates. Drawing on Conboy’s extensive experience in the field, the changing nature of journalism and its future directions are addressed, through chapters covering:

  • the history and development of Journalism Studies
  • how journalists are created through training and education
  • changing research methods and processes in journalism
  • the impact of the ‘end product’ in wider society
  • global perspectives on journalism
  • technology and the future of the discipline.

Situated within a fast growing and dynamic field of study, this engaging introduction will be valuable reading for students of journalism, media and communication, along with those seeking to develop a broader understanding of contemporary journalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Studies of journalism: the beginnings 2. Education and Training: Between a Hack and a Hard Place 3. Journalism Studies and Research Approaches 4. Debates on the processes of journalism 5. Products 6. Journalism Across Borders: Imperial, International, Global 7. Journalism Studies: Engagements with Technology and Industrial Change Index

About the Author

Martin Conboy is Professor of Journalism History at the University of Sheffield. He has extensive experience of teaching and research within Journalism Studies in the UK and beyond. Widely published, he is the author of seven single authored books on the history and language of journalism. He is a member of the Association for Journalism Education and is on the editorial boards of Journalism Studies, Media History and Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. He is also a co-editor of the book series Journalism Studies: Key Texts.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies