News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland.
Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair examines the main trends in journalistic media in the last two decades and assesses the challenges and future of the industry in the new millennium.
Integrating both academic and journalistic perspectives on journalism, topics addressed in this revised and updated edition include:
Preface to the Fifth Edition
1 Why journalism matters
2 Journalism’s social role
3 Journalism and its critics, I – the view from the Academy
4 Making news – approaches to the sociology of journalism
5 Journalism and its critics, II – beyond the Academy
6 Print journalism in the UK
7 Broadcast journalism in the UK
8 Online journalism in the UK
9 The regional story
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.