At a time when the media’s relation to power is at the forefront of political discussion, this book considers how journalists can affect public discourse on politics, economy and society at large.
From well-known and respected authors providing all new material, Making Journalists considers journalism education, training, practice and professionalism across a wide range of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, India, USA and the UK.
The book offers insights into:
- what journalism is
- how education makes the journalist and, therefore, the news
- models of journalism taught and practised across the globe
- the ethical implications of the process.
When news reporting can lead to decisions on whether or not to got to war, everything can be affected by journalists and their mediation of the world. This text brings these present issues together in one invaluable resource for all students of journalism, politics and media studies.
Table of Contents
The Making of Journalists: The present and futures of journalists around the world Foreword James Curran Introduction: Journalism and the new cultural paradigm Hugo de Burgh Notes on Contributors Section 1: Journalism and Journalists What is Journalism? Brian McNair Who are Journalists? David H. Weaver Journalism and the Making of a Profession Howard Tumber and Marina Prentoulis Section 2: Journalism and Location Is there a European Model of Journalism? Paolo Mancini The US Model of Journalism: Exception or exemplar? Michael Schudson The Conception of Chinese Journalists: Idealogical convergence and contestation Chin-Chuan Lee Adapting to Globalization: The changing contours of journalism in India Daya Kishan Thussu The Changing Dynamics of Arab Journalism Naomi Sakr African Journalism and the Struggle for Democratic Media Helge Rønning From Lapdog to Watchdog: The role of the press in Latin America's modernization Rosental Calmon Alves Section 3: Journalism and the Future The Evolution of Journalism Education in the United States Betty Medsger Who's to Make Journalists? Angela Phillips Running the Technological Gauntlet: New media and journalism John V. Pavlik Can we Make Journalists Better? Theodore L. Glasser and Lise Marken
Hugo de Burgh is Professor of Journalism at the University of Westminster. He writes on relationships between journalism and modernisation and has published books on the history of journalism in China, and on investigative journalism.