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

USD $260.00

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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  2. Journalism, History and the Politics of Popular Culture  3. The Origins of Objectivity in American Journalism  4. Journalists and Their Professional Identities  5. The Changing Status of Women Journalists  6. Journalism and Its Publics: The Lippmann-Dewey Debate  7. Photojournalism: Historical Dimensions to Contemporary Debates  8. The Watchdog's New Bark: Changing Forms of Investigative Reporting   Part 2: News and Social Agendas   9. News and Democracy in the United States: Current Problems, Future Possibilities  10. The Press, Power and Public Accountability 11. Media Spectacle, Presidential Politics, and the Transformation of Journalism  12. International News Flow  13. Journalism and Political Change: The Case of China  14. Rethinking "Development" Journalism  15. Radio News: Re-imagining the Community 16. Alternative Journalism: Challenging Media Power  Part 3: Newsmaking: Rules, Routines and Rituals  17. Journalists as Interpretive Communities, Revisited  18. Gatekeeping and News Selection as Symbolic Mediation  19. Journalism, News Sources and Public Relations  20. Journalism Ethics as Truth-Telling in the Public Interest  21. Making up the News: Journalists, Deviance and Social Control in News Production  22. Me, Me, Me: The Rise and Rise of Autobiographical Journalism  23. "Delight in Trivial Controversy"? Questions for Sports Journalism  24. Journalism and Local Politics  25. Journalism and Convergence Culture  26. Journalism in the Network  Part 4: Truths, Facts and Values  27. News as Culture 28. News and the Emotional Public Sphere  29. Race and Diversity in the News  30. Getting it Straight: Gay News Narratives and Changing Cultural Values  31. The Television News Interview: Questions of Discourse   32. Tabloidization of News 33. Television News in the Era of Global Infotainment  34. Real News/Fake News: Beyond the News/Entertainment Divide  35. Journalism in the Cinema  Part 5: Making Sense of the News  36. Journalism and the Question of Citizenship  37. News, Audiences and the Construction of Public Knowledge  38. News Practices in Everyday Life: Beyond Audience Response  39. Living with News: Ethnographies of News Consumption  40. News Influence and the Global Mediasphere: A Case Study of Al-Jazeera English  41. Young Citizens and the News  42. News and Memory: Old and New Media Pasts  Part 6: Crisis, Conflict and Controversy  43. Global Crises and World News Ecology  44. Reporting the Climate Change Crisis  45. News and Foreign Policy: Defining Influence, Balancing Power  46. Iconic Photojournalism and Absent Images: Democratization and Memories of Terror  47. Journalism and the Visual Politics of War and Conflict  48. Journalists and War Crimes  49. Peace Journalism  Part 7: Journalism's Futures  50. News in the Digital Age  51. Reassessing Journalism as a Profession  52. Citizen Journalism: Widening World Views, Extending Democracy  53. Newspapers, Labor and the Flux of Economic Uncertainty   54. Impartiality in Television News: Profitability Versus Public Service  55. Comparative News Media Systems: New Directions in Research  56. Studying Journalism: A Civic and a Literary Education  57. The power of framing: New challenges for researching the structure of meaning in news  58. ‘No longer chasing yesterday’s story’: New roles for Newsmagazines in the 21st Century  59. Hear today and on tomorrow: The future of news and ‘news talk’ in an era of digital radio  60. Tweet the news: Social media streams and the practice of journalism

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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).