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The Handbook of Journalism Studies

2nd Edition

Edited by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch


586 pages

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pub: 2019-07-11
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This second edition of The Handbook of Journalism Studies explores the current state of research in journalism studies and sets an agenda for future development of the field in an international context.

The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches to journalism research and covers scholarship on news production; news content; journalism and society; journalism and culture; and journalism studies in a global context. As journalism studies has become richer and more diverse as a field of study, the second edition reflects both the growing diversity of the field, and the ways in which journalism itself has undergone rapid change in recent years. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, this new edition explores:

  • Key elements, thinkers, and texts
  • Historical context
  • Current state of the field
  • Methodological issues
  • Merits and advantages of the approach/area of study
  • Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of study
  • Directions for future research

Offering broad international coverage from world-leading contributors, this volume is a comprehensive resource for theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, it is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introducting Journalism Studies

1. Journalism Studies: Developments, Challenges, and Future Directions

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Thomas Hanitzsch

2. Journalism History

Martin Conboy

3. Journalism Theory

Laura Ahva and Steen Steensen

4. Journalism Education

Beate Josephi

Part II: News Production

5. News Organizations

Oscar Westlund and Mats Ekström

6. Journalists as Gatekeepers

Tim P. Vos

7. Professionalism, Professional Identity and Journalistic Roles

Thomas Hanitzsch and Henrik Örnebring

8. Boundary Work

Matt Carlson and Seth C. Lewis

9. Objectivity, Professionalism and Truth Seeking

C.W. Anderson and Michael Schudson

10. Journalism and Witnessing

Mervi Pantti

11. Reporters and Their Sources

Dan Berkowitz

12. Computational Journalism

Neil Thurman

13. Journalism, Social Media and Online Publics

David Domingo

Part III: News Content

14. News Values and News Selection

Deirdre O’Neill and Tony Harcup

15. Framing the News

Christian Baden

16. News, Discourse and Ideology

Darren Kelsey

17. News and Storytelling

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Thomas R. Schmidt

18. Tabloidization of the News

Herman Wasserman

Part IV: Journalism and Society

19. Journalism and Democracy

David Ryfe

20. Journalism Ethics

Stephen J. A. Ward

21. Economic Contexts of Journalism

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

22. Journalism, Public Relations and Spin

Jim Macnamara

23. Journalism, Trust and Credibility

Arjen van Dalen

24. Journalism in War and Conflict

Howard Tumber

Part V: Journalism and Culture

25. Journalism, Audiences and News Experience

Irene Costera Meijer

26. Journalism and Everyday Life

Folker Hanusch

27. Journalism and Memory

Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Motti Neiger

28. Citizen Journalism and Participation

Stuart Allan and Arne Hintz

29. Gender, Sex and Newsroom Culture

Linda Steiner

30. Covering Diversity

Elizabeth Poole

Part VI: Journalism Studies in a Global Context

31. History and Development of Journalism Studies as a Global Field

Liane Rothenberger, Irina Tribusean, Andrea C. Hoffmann and Martin Löffelholz

32. Comparative Journalism Research

Thomas Hanitzsch

33. Journalism and Transitions to Democracy in Eastern Europe

Peter Gross

34. Journalism and Authoritarian Resilience

Cherian George

About the Editors

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media, and Culture, Cardiff University, Wales, where she serves as Director of Research Development and environment. Her most recent books include Emotions, Media and Politics (2019) and Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society (2019). She has published multiple other monographs and edited collections, and just under 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Thomas Hanitzsch is Professor of Communication in the Department of Media and Communication at LMU Munich, Germany. A former journalist, his teaching and research focuses on global journalism cultures and war coverage. His most recent books include Worlds of Journalism and the Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (2012, Routledge).

About the Series

ICA Handbook Series

The ICA Handbook Series is a joint venture between the International Communication Association and Routledge. It is a series of scholarly handbooks that represent the interests of ICA members and help to further the association’s goals of promoting theory and research in the communication discipline.

These handbooks serve as benchmark summaries of current communication scholarship and set the agenda for future theory and research in the communication discipline. The series includes handbooks that consider content areas in communication research, methodological approaches to communication research, and theoretical lenses for scholarship in communication. The series volumes attempt to cross sub-disciplinary boundaries to address timely problems of international scope, not just representing different areas of the field but bringing them together to focus on intersecting problems and research interests. Such problems may be formulated as topical concerns (globalization; democracy; gaming and virtual environments; gender and sexuality), theoretical approaches (social cognition; critical studies), or matters of communication in general (communication theory across cultures; communication history).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies