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The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism

1st Edition

Edited by Stuart Allan


690 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editor

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).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies