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.
Table of Contents
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.