2nd Edition

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Edited By Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch Copyright 2020
    594 Pages
    by Routledge

    594 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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 (2019) and the Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (2012, Routledge).