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Journalism’s Racial Reckoning The News Media’s Pivot to Diversity and Inclusion

Journalism’s Racial Reckoning: The News Media’s Pivot to Diversity and Inclusion

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By Brad Clark
March 28, 2022

This book addresses endemic issues of racism in news media at what is a critical moment in time, as journalists around the world speak out en masse against the prejudice and inequality in the industry. As the events of 2020 – the death of George Floyd, the rise in prominence of the Black Lives ...

Peripheral Actors in Journalism Deviating from the Norm?

Peripheral Actors in Journalism: Deviating from the Norm?

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By Aljosha Karim Schapals
January 28, 2022

This book addresses the transformative role that so-called peripheral actors in journalism – emerging outlets diverging from the norms fiercely held by mainstream media outlets – play in today’s news ecosystem. The author charts the rise to prominence of these actors, outlining how they have ...

Election Politics and the Mass Press in Long Edwardian Britain

Election Politics and the Mass Press in Long Edwardian Britain

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By Christopher Shoop-Worrall
January 17, 2022

This book explores the ways in which the emergence of the ‘new’ daily mass press of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries represented a hugely significant period in histories of both the British press and the British political system. Drawing on a parallel analysis of election-time ...

Public Television in Poland Political Pressure and Public Service Media in a Post-communist Country

Public Television in Poland: Political Pressure and Public Service Media in a Post-communist Country

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By Agnieszka Węglińska
October 04, 2021

This book examines the professional activity of public television journalists in Poland operating in the still unstable system of a post-communist state, to demonstrate how the media can work in the public interest to strengthen democracy. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Telewizja Polska (TVP...

Front-Page Scotland Newspapers and the Scottish Independence Referendum

Front-Page Scotland: Newspapers and the Scottish Independence Referendum

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By David Patrick
August 31, 2021

This book provides a varied, thorough and informative analysis of how newspapers covered the 2014 Scottish independence referendum in its critical final months. Providing a wealth of new empirical findings, the book engages with the key themes and issues presented by a variety of newspaper outlets...

When Media Succumbs to Rising Authoritarianism Cautionary Tales from Venezuela’s Recent History

When Media Succumbs to Rising Authoritarianism: Cautionary Tales from Venezuela’s Recent History

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Edited By Ezequiel Korin, Paromita Pain
January 28, 2021

This book provides a transversal scholarly exploration of the multiple changes exhibited around Venezuelan media during the Chávez regime. Bringing together a body of original research by key scholars in the field, the book looks at the different processes entailed by Chavismo’s relationship with ...

Australian Sports Journalism Power, Control and Threats

Australian Sports Journalism: Power, Control and Threats

1st Edition

By Peter English
November 30, 2020

This insightful volume explores the major challenges facing sports journalism in Australia today, discussing how, in an environment dominated by sports organisations and increasing commercial factors, the role of the sports journalist is being severely compromised. By combining quantitative and ...

Discourses of Legitimation in the News The Case of the Economic Crisis in Greece

Discourses of Legitimation in the News: The Case of the Economic Crisis in Greece

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By Vaia Doudaki, Angeliki Boubouka
September 05, 2019

Examining the news coverage of the economic crisis in Greece, this book develops a framework for identifying discourses of legitimation of actors, political decisions, and policies in the news. This study departs from the assumption that news is a privileged terrain where discursive ...

Peace Journalism in East Africa A Manual for Media Practitioners

Peace Journalism in East Africa: A Manual for Media Practitioners

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Edited By Fredrick Ogenga
July 10, 2019

This concise edited collection explores the practice of peace journalism in East Africa, focusing specifically on the unique political and economic contexts of Uganda and Kenya. The book offers a refreshing path towards transformative journalism in East Africa through imbibing pan-African ...

Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives A Textual Analysis

Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives: A Textual Analysis

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By Ian Case Punnett
February 02, 2018

Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives vivifies how nonfiction murder stories are told, what role they play in society, and in the form of true crime why they remain enduringly popular internationally on every platform. This book establishes for the first time the actual line—or dotted ...

The Rise and Fall of the British Press

The Rise and Fall of the British Press

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By Mick Temple
September 14, 2017

The Rise and Fall of the British Press takes an artful look at the past, present and immediate future of the printed newspaper. Temple offers a thought-provoking account of the evolution of Britain’s news consumption across the centuries, situating it within significant social, cultural and ...

Drones and Journalism How the media is making use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Drones and Journalism: How the media is making use of unmanned aerial vehicles

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By Phillip Chamberlain
February 16, 2017

Drones and Journalism explores the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by the global media for researching and newsgathering purposes. Phil Chamberlain examines the technological development and capabilities of contemporary drone hardware and the future of drone journalism. He ...

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