Routledge Research in Journalism

This series is our home for innovative research in journalism. It includes monographs and edited collections that provide insight into a field that faces the challenges of an ever-evolving news and media environment.

  • News Across Media

    Production, Distribution and Consumption

    Edited by Jakob Linaa Jensen, Mette Mortensen, Jacob Ørmen

    News production, distribution and consumption are in rapidly changing due to the rise of new media. This book examines how these processes become more and more interrelated through logics of dissemination, sharing and co-production. These changes have the potential to affect the criteria of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 
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  • Journalistic Role Performance

    Concepts, Models, and Measures

    Edited by Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller, Wolfgang Donsbach

    This volume lays out the theoretical and methodological framework to introduce the concept of journalistic role performance, defined as the outcome of concrete newsroom decisions and the style of news reporting when considering different constraints that influence the news product. By connecting…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31 
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  • Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth

    Beyond Objectivity and Balance

    By Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman

    This book bridges a gap between discussions about truth, human understanding, and epistemology in philosophical circles, and debates about objectivity, bias, and truth in journalism. It examines four major philosophical theories in easy to understand terms while maintaining a critical insight which…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30 
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  • Profile Pieces

    Journalism and the 'Human Interest' Bias

    Edited by Sue Joseph, Richard Lance Keeble

    This book examines the history, theory and journalistic practice of profile writing. Profiles, and the practice of writing them, are of increasing interest to scholars of journalism because conflicts between the interviewer and the subject exemplify the changing nature of journalism itself. While…

    Hardback – 2015-11-01 
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  • Audience Feedback in the News Media

    By Bill Reader

    As long as there has been news media, there has been audience feedback. This book provides the first definitive history of the evolution of audience feedback, from the early newsbooks of the 16th century to the rough-and-tumble online forums of the modern age. In addition to tracing the historical…

    Hardback – 2015-02-23
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  • Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era

    A Buddhist Approach

    Edited by Shelton A. Gunaratne, Mark Pearson, Sugath Senarath

    This book aims to be the first comprehensive exposition of "mindful journalism"—drawn from core Buddhist ethical principles—as a fresh approach to journalism ethics. It suggests that Buddhist mindfulness strategies can be applied purposively in journalism to add clarity, fairness and equity to news…

    Hardback – 2015-02-18
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  • Social Media at BBC News

    The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting

    By Valerie Belair-Gagnon

    Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that…

    Hardback – 2015-01-27
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  • Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering

    The Role of Fixers

    By Colleen Murrell

    This book reveals that 'fixers'—local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely—play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood. Murrell explores the frames though which international reporting has traditionally been analysed and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-11
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  • Journalism and Eyewitness Images

    Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict

    By Mette Mortensen

    Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even though this genre holds a still greater bearing…

    Hardback – 2014-11-03
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  • Network Journalism

    Journalistic Practice in Interactive Spheres

    By Ansgard Heinrich

    Drawing on current theoretical debates in journalism studies, and grounded in empirical research, Heinrich here analyzes the interplay between journalistic practice and processes of globalization and digitalization. She argues that a new kind of journalism is emerging, characterized by an…

    Paperback – 2014-06-18
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  • International News in the Digital Age

    East-West Perceptions of A New World Order

    Edited by Judith Clarke, Michael Bromley

    The new research presented in this volume suggests that general perceptions (cultural, psychological, geographical), allied to the customs and values of journalism, and underpinned by the uses of technology, significantly shape international news. This gives rise to a blend of the old and the new;…

    Paperback – 2014-06-18
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  • Journalism Education, Training and Employment

    Edited by Bob Franklin, Donica Mensing

    During this period of rapid and significant change in journalistic practices, journalism educators are re-examining their own profession and contributing to the invention of new models and practices. This edited volume of studies by respected international scholars describes the diverse issues…

    Paperback – 2014-03-26
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  • The Future of Quality News Journalism

    A Cross-Continental Analysis

    Edited by Peter J. Anderson, Michael Williams, George Ogola

    In the face of the continuously changing challenges of the digital age, it is difficult for quality news journalism to survive on any significant scale if a means for adequately funding it is not available. This new study, a follow-up to 2007’s The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies,…

    Hardback – 2013-08-16
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  • A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict

    By Jake Lynch

    A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict constructs an argument from first principles to identify what constitutes good journalism. It explores and synthesises key concepts from political and communication theory to delineate the role of journalism in public spheres. And it shows how these concepts…

    Hardback – 2013-07-31
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  • Digital Media and Reporting Conflict

    Blogging and the BBC’s Coverage of War and Terrorism

    By Daniel Bennett

    This book explores the impact of new forms of online reporting on the BBC’s coverage of war and terrorism. Informed by the views of over 100 BBC staff at all levels of the corporation, Bennett captures journalists’ shifting attitudes towards blogs and internet sources used to cover wars and other…

    Hardback – 2013-04-15
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  • Journalists, Sources, and Credibility

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Bob Franklin, Matt Carlson

    This volume revisits what we know about the relationship between journalists and their sources. By asking new questions, employing novel methodologies, and confronting sweeping changes to journalism and media, the contributors reinvigorate the conversation about who gets to speak through the news.…

    Paperback – 2013-01-28
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