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Pulling Newspapers Apart Analysing Print Journalism

Edited By Bob Franklin Copyright 2008
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Pulling Newspapers Apart: Analysing Print Journalism explores contemporary UK national and local newspapers at a significant and pivotal moment in their development when some pundits are busily, if mistakenly, announcing their demise.

    The book offers a detailed examination of features which previous studies have tended to neglect, such as editorial formats (News, Op Ed pages, readers’ letters, cartoons, obituaries, advice columns, features and opinion columns), aspects of newspaper design (page layout, photographs, supplements, online editions, headlines, the emergence of the compact and Berliner editions), newspaper contents (sport, sex and Page 3, royalty, crime, moral panics and politics) as well as the content of newspapers which is not generated by in house journalists (advertising, TV listings, horoscopes, agency copy and public relations materials). 

    This innovative and accessibly written collection provides journalism and media students with an invaluable study of newspapers in the digital age.

    Introduction UK Newspapers; Trends and Developments BOB FRANKLIN  PART 1 Editorial Formats  1 News JACKIE HARRISON  2 Features SARAH NIBLOCK  3 Readers’ Letters JOHN RICHARDSON  4 Op Ed pages KARIN WAHL-JORGENSEN  5 Cartoons COLIN SEYMOURE-URE  6 Obituaries NIGEL STARCK  7 Advice Columnists ANGELA PHILLIPS  8 I, Columnist BRIAN McNAIR  PART 2 Editorial Contents  9 Post Ironic Page 3; porn for the plebs KAREN ROSS  10 The Monarchy ROS COWARD  11 Crime Reporting CLAIRE WARDLE  12 Sport Journalism: Persistent themes and changing times ALAN THOMLINSON AND JOHN SUGDEN  13 Moral Panics and Newspaper Coverage of Binge Drinking CHAS CRITCHER  14 Politics and the Press NICHOLAS JONES  PART 3 Newspaper Design  15 Compacts PETER COLE  16 Photography in Newspapers EAMONN McCABE  17 Supplements NICHOLAS BRETT and TIM HOLMES  18 Page layout and Design MARK TATTERSALL  19 Online Editions; Newspapers and the New News JIM HALL  20 Headlines EAMONN RAFFERTY  Part 4 Non Editorial Contents  21 Advertising PETER MEECH  22 TV Pages JOHN ELLIS  23 Horoscopes And Popular Culture NICHOLAS CAMPION  24 The Press Association and News Agency Sources PAUL MANNING  25 Public Relations in the News AERON DAVIS


    Bob Franklin is Professor of Journalism Studies at Cardiff University. He is the Editor of Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice. Previous publications include Local Journalism and Local Media (2006), Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures (2005), Packaging Politics (2004) and Newszak and News Media among many others.