This comprehensive edited collection provides key contributions in the field, mapping out fundamental topics and analysing current trends through an international lens.
Offering a collection of invited contributions from scholars across the world, the volume is structured in seven parts, each exploring an aspect of local media and journalism that provides the framework to bring together and consolidate the latest research and theorisations from the field, and fresh understandings of local media from a comparative perspective and within a global context. This volume reaches across national, cultural, technological and socio-economic boundaries to bring new understandings to the dominant foci of research in the field and highlights interconnection and thematic links. Addressing the significant changes local media and journalism have undergone in the last decade, this volume explores the history, politics, ethics and contents of local media, as well as delving deeper into the business and practices that affect not only the journalists and media-makers involved, but consumers as well.
For students and researchers in the fields of journalism studies, journalism education, cultural studies and media and communications programmes, this is the comprehensive guide to local media and journalism.
"An immensely important and timely collection of insights and research from veteran and emerging scholars of local media and journalism. This compendium of work by international scholars lays an excellent foundation. Given all that is at stake, one hopes this is the first of many volumes." - Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, US.
"A vital resource for anyone interested in why local media and journalism matters and how to ensure it sustains."- Natalie Fenton, Professor of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy and founding member of the Media Reform Coalition
"The volume achieves an admirable depth of focus by anchoring local journalism practices in relation to a range of contextual forces. This rich and textured contribution to the field of journalism studies directs our attention to an important yet often under-researched dimension of the disrupted, evolving journalism landscape and deserves to find a wide readership." - Herman Wasserman, Professor and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
"Offering studies from around the globe informed by leading edge research, this significant, scholarly, landmark collection reasserts the significance of local media and local journalism for public engagement and deliberation" - Professor Bob Franklin, founding editor of Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies and author of numerous publications on local media.
Introduction: Demarcating the Field of Local Media and Journalism
Agnes Gulyas and David Baines
Part I - Histories and Legacies of Local Media and Journalism
Anthony S. Rausch
Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva and Angela Pimenta
Juliette Marie Storr
Part II - Local Media Policies
Mariola Tarrega and Josep Guimerà
Kristy Hess and Lisa Waller
Aida Martori Muntsant
Part III - Local Media, Publics and Politics
Erika Franklin Fowler
Margaret Simons and Jason Bosland
Part IV - Ownership and Sustainability of Local Media
Bill Reader and John Hatcher
Lenka Waschková Císařová
Marco van Kerkhoven
Scott Downman and Richard Murray
Part V - Local Journalists and Journalistic Practices
Jaana Hujanen, Olga Dovbysh, Carina Tenor, Mikko Grönlund, Katja Lehtisaari and Carl-Gustav Lindén
Christopher Ali, Damian Radcliffe and Rosalind Donald
Yennue Zárate Valderrama
Josephine F. Coleman
Part VI - Communities and Audiences of Local News
Irene Costera Meijer
Philip M. Napoli and Matthew Weber
Margaret Simons, Andrea Carson, Denis Muller and Jennifer Martin
Jan Lauren Boyles
Jonas De Meulenaere, Cédric Courtois and Koen Ponnet
Part VII - Local Media and the Public Good
Florian Meissner and Jun Tsukada
Phil Ramsey and Philip McDermott
Adam Tanko Zakariah
Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of media and cultural studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.
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