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1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism

Edited By

Stuart Allan

ISBN 9780415465298
Published November 20, 2009 by Routledge
688 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism presents an authoritative, comprehensive assessment of diverse forms of news media reporting – past, present and future.

Including 60 chapters, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected authors, the Companion provides scholars and students with a reliable, historically informed guide to news media and journalism studies.

The Companion has the following features:

  • It is organised to address a series of themes pertinent to the on-going theoretical and methodological development of news and journalism studies around the globe.
  • The focus encompasses news institutions, production processes, texts, and audiences.
  • Individual chapters are problem-led, seeking to address ‘real world’ concerns that cast light on an important dimension of news and journalism – and show why it matters.
  • Entries draw on a range of academic disciplines to explore pertinent topics, particularly around the role of journalism in democracy, such as citizenship, power and public trust.
  • Discussion revolves primarily around academic research conducted in the UK and the US, with further contributions from other national contexts - thereby allowing international comparisons to be made.

The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates, while also stressing the value of reinvigorating scholarship with a critical eye to developments in the professional realm.

The paperback edition of this Companion includes four new chapters, focusing on news framing, newsmagazines, digital radio news, and social media.

Contributors: G. Stuart Adam, Stuart Allan, Chris Atton, Brian Baresch, Geoffrey Baym, W. Lance Bennett, Rodney Benson, S. Elizabeth Bird, R. Warwick Blood, Tanja Bosch, Raymond Boyle, Bonnie Brennen, Qing Cao, Cynthia Carter, Anabela Carvalho, Deborah Chambers, Lilie Chouliaraki, Lisbeth Clausen, James R. Compton, Simon Cottle, Ros Coward, Andrew Crisell, Mark Deuze, Roger Dickinson, Wolfgang Donsbach, Mats Ekström, James S.Ettema, Natalie Fenton, Bob Franklin, Herbert J. Gans, Mark Glaser, Mark Hampton, Joseph Harker, Jackie Harrison, John Hartley, Alfred Hermida, Andrew Hoskins, Shih-Hsien Hsu, Dale Jacquette, Bengt Johansson, Richard Kaplan, Carolyn Kitch, Douglas Kellner, Larsåke Larsson, Justin Lewis, Jake Lynch, Mirca Madianou, Donald Matheson, Heidi Mau, Brian McNair, Kaitlynn Mendes, Máire Messenger Davies, Toby Miller, Martin Montgomery, Marguerite Moritz, Mohammed el-Nawawy, Henrik Örnebring, Julian Petley, Shawn Powers, Greg Philo, Stephen D. Reese, Barry Richards, David Rowe, Philip Seib, Jane B. Singer, Guy Starkey, Linda Steiner, Daya Kishan Thassu, John Tulloch, Howard Tumber, Silvio Waisbord, Gary Whannel, Andrew Williams, Barbie Zelizer

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Evolving Ideals of Journalism 1. The Fourth Estate Ideal in Journalism History Mark Hampton 2. Journalism, History and the Politics of Popular Culture John Hartley 3. The Origins of Objectivity in American Journalism Richard Kaplan 4. Journalists and Their Professional Identities Wolfgang Donsbach 5. The Changing Status of Women Journalists Deborah Chambers and Linda Steiner 6. Journalism and Its Publics: The Lippmann-Dewey Debate Stuart Allan 7. Photojournalism: Historical Dimensions to Contemporary Debates Bonnie Brennen 8. The Watchdog's New Bark: Changing Forms of Investigative Reporting Donald Matheson Part 2: News and Social Agendas 9. News and Democracy in the United States: Current Problems, Future Possibilities Herbert J. Gans 10. The Press, Power and Public Accountability W. Lance Bennett 11. Media Spectacle, Presidential Politics, and the Transformation of Journalism Douglas Kellner 12. International News Flow Lisbeth Clausen 13. Journalism and Political Change: The Case of China Qing Cao 14. Rethinking Development Journalism Silvio Waisbord 15. Radio News: Re-imagining the Community Tanja Bosch 16. Alternative Journalism: Challenging Media Power Chris Atton Part 3: Newsmaking: Rules, Routines and Rituals 17. Journalists as Interpretive Communities, Revisited Barbie Zelizer 18. Gatekeeping and News Selection as Symbolic Mediation Jackie Harrison 19. Journalism, News Sources and Public Relations Bob Franklin, Justin Lewis and Andrew Williams 20. Journalism Ethics as Truth-Telling in the Public Interest Dale Jacquette 21. Making up the News: Journalists, Deviance and Social Control in News Production Roger Dickinson 22. Me, Me, Me: The Rise and Rise of Autobiographical Journalism Ros Coward 23. Delight in Trivial Controversy? Questions for Sports Journalism Raymond Boyle, David Rowe and Gary Whannel 24. Journalism and Local Politics Mats Ekström, Bengt Johansson and Larsåke Larsson 25. Journalism and Convergence Culture Mark Deuze 26. Journalism in the Network Jane B. Singer Part 4: Truths, Facts and Values 27. News as Culture James S. Ettema 28. News and the Emotional Public Sphere Barry Richards 29. Race and Diversity in the News Joseph Harker 30. Getting it Straight: Gay News Narratives and Changing Cultural Values Marguerite Moritz 31. The Television News Interview: Questions of Discourse Martin Montgomery 32. Tabloidization of News David Rowe 33. Television News in the Era of Global Infotainment Daya Kishan Thussu 34. Real News/Fake News: Beyond the News/Entertainment Divide Geoffrey Baym 35. Journalism in the Cinema Brian McNair Part 5: Making Sense of the News 36. Journalism and the Question of Citizenship Toby Miller 37. News, Audiences and the Construction of Public Knowledge Greg Philo 38. News Practices in Everyday Life: Beyond Audience Response S. Elizabeth Bird 39. Living with News: Ethnographies of News Consumption Mirca Madianou 40. News Influence and the Global Mediasphere: A Case Study of Al-Jazeera English Mohammed el-Nawawy and Shawn Powers 41. Young Citizens and the News Kaitlynn Mendes, Cynthia Carter, Máire Messenger Davies 42. News and Memory: Old and New Media Pasts Andrew Hoskins Part 6: Crisis, Conflict and Controversy 43. Global Crises and World News Ecology Simon Cottle 44. Reporting the Climate Change Crisis Anabela Carvalho 45. News and Foreign Policy: Defining Influence, Balancing Power Philip Seib 46. Iconic Photojournalism and Absent Images: Democratization and Memories of Terror John Tulloch and R. Warwick Blood 47. Journalism and the Visual Politics of War and Conflict Lilie Chouliaraki 48. Journalists and War Crimes Howard Tumber 49. Peace Journalism Jake Lynch Part 7: Journalism's Futures 50. News in the Digital Age Natalie Fenton 51. Reassessing Journalism as a Profession Henrik Örnebring 52. Citizen Journalism: Widening World Views, Extending Democracy Mark Glaser 53. Newspapers, Labor and the Flux of Economic Uncertainty James R. Compton 54. Impartiality in Television News: Profitability Versus Public Service Julian Petley 55. Comparative News Media Systems: New Directions in Research Rodney Benson 56. Studying Journalism: A Civic and a Literary Education G. Stuart Adam

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Stuart Allan is Professor of Journalism in the Media School at Bournemouth University, UK. Recent books include News Culture, 3rd edition (2010), Digital War Reporting (co-authored with Donald Matheson, 2009) and Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives (co-edited with Einar Thorsen, 2009).