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Foundations of Community Journalism

by William H. Reader

Foundations of Community Journalism Synopsis

Foundations of Community Journalism: A Primer for Research is the first and only book to focus on how to understand and conduct research in this ever increasing field. With chapters written by established journalism academics and teachers, the book provides students and researchers with an understanding of the multiple and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of community journalism, with what community journalism is as a research concept, and with a range of different methods and theories that can be applied to community journalism research. While there are numerous 'how-to' community journalism manuals for students and newspaper editors, none contains the focus on how to conduct research into community journalism - a focus needed in this era of accountability.

Foundations of Community Journalism Press Reviews

This book has been needed for so long [and will make] a tremendous contribution. Community journalism and journalism's relation to communities and community formation, maintenance and destruction has never been as relevant as now, yet there is not one source that provides an adequate overview of research and a synthesis of the most relevant content in the area. [This book] promises to be a widely cited foundation work in the area...I've waited years for a book like this. -- Doug Fisher

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412974660
Publication date: 9th October 2011
Author: William H. Reader
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Press & journalism,

About William H. Reader

Bill Reader (M.A. & B.A.; The Pennsylvania State University) is a tenured Associate Professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He has been teaching journalism at the collegiate level since 1997, and was a working journalist (reporter, photographer, copy editor, and opinion-page editor) from 1992 to 2000. He is the author of several studies of journalism ethics and practice published in top peer-reviewed journals, as well as a co-authored book about journalism ethics and several chapters for academic books. He was the founding research chair of the Community Journalism Interest Group of the Association for Education in ...

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