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Breaking News The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

Breaking News The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

Author: Alan Rusbridger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

We are living in a modern world where falsehood regularly seems to overwhelm truth. The ability of billions of people to publish has created a vast amount of unreliable and false news which now competes with and sometimes drowns more established forms of journalism. So where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does all this mean for democracy? And what will the future hold? Reflecting on his twenty years as editor of the Guardian at a time of unprecedented digital disruption; and his experience of breaking some of the most significant news stories of our time, Alan Rusbridger answers these questions and offers a stirring defence of why quality journalism matters now more than ever.

Conflicting Images

Conflicting Images

Author: Stuart (Bournemouth University, UK) Allan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Unlike most historical examinations of war reporting, which centre the evolving role of the war correspondent, this book reverses the emphasis in order to bring the photojournalist's contribution to the fore, providing an evaluative appraisal of photojournalism as an important area of inquiry in its own right. Stuart Allan explores a number of pressing questions facing photojournalists committed to conveying conflict. Placing these questions in historical context demonstrates how efforts to rethink the future of photojournalism in a digital age can benefit from a close and careful consideration of war photography's origins, early development and gradual transformation over the years.

Conflicting Images

Conflicting Images

Author: Stuart (Bournemouth University, UK) Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Unlike most historical examinations of war reporting, which centre the evolving role of the war correspondent, this book reverses the emphasis in order to bring the photojournalist's contribution to the fore, providing an evaluative appraisal of photojournalism as an important area of inquiry in its own right. Stuart Allan explores a number of pressing questions facing photojournalists committed to conveying conflict. Placing these questions in historical context demonstrates how efforts to rethink the future of photojournalism in a digital age can benefit from a close and careful consideration of war photography's origins, early development and gradual transformation over the years.

The Greek Crisis in the Media Stereotyping in the International Press

The Greek Crisis in the Media Stereotyping in the International Press

Author: George Tzogopoulos Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This fully revised and updated second edition offers a holistic interpretation of the Greek crisis and how it has been reported around the world. Expanding on the original content it provides new analysis of international media coverage of the rise of Golden Dawn, the coming to power of Syriza and the growing threat of a Greek exit from the Eurozone. George Tzogopoulos details how American, British, French, German and Italian broadsheets and tabloids covered these events and explores the reporting of Russian and Chinese media as events in Greece are increasingly viewed as potential sources of concern and opportunity in those countries, as well as in the West. By placing the Greek experiences and treatment alongside those of other EU members such as Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain Tzogopoulos highlights the similarities and differences between how different countries are reported by the world's media and considers why these differences exist.

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Author: Karin (Cardiff University, UK) Wahl-Jorgensen Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

This second edition of The Handbook of Journalism Studies explores the current state of research in journalism studies and sets an agenda for future development of the field in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches to journalism research and covers scholarship on news production; news content; journalism and society; journalism and culture; and journalism studies in a global context. As journalism studies has become richer and more diverse as a field of study, the second edition reflects both the growing diversity of the field, and the ways in which journalism itself has undergone rapid change in recent years. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, this new edition explores: Key elements, thinkers, and texts Historical context Current state of the field Methodological issues Merits and advantages of the approach/area of study Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of study Directions for future research Offering broad international coverage from world-leading contributors, this volume is a comprehensive resource for theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, it is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Author: Karin (Cardiff University, UK) Wahl-Jorgensen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

This second edition of The Handbook of Journalism Studies explores the current state of research in journalism studies and sets an agenda for future development of the field in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches to journalism research and covers scholarship on news production; news content; journalism and society; journalism and culture; and journalism studies in a global context. As journalism studies has become richer and more diverse as a field of study, the second edition reflects both the growing diversity of the field, and the ways in which journalism itself has undergone rapid change in recent years. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, this new edition explores: Key elements, thinkers, and texts Historical context Current state of the field Methodological issues Merits and advantages of the approach/area of study Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of study Directions for future research Offering broad international coverage from world-leading contributors, this volume is a comprehensive resource for theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, it is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.

The Press in the Middle East and North Africa, 1850-1950 Politics, Social History and Culture

The Press in the Middle East and North Africa, 1850-1950 Politics, Social History and Culture

Author: Anthony Gorman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

The press is central to our understanding of the development of free speech, civil society, political life and cultural expression. This volume presents twelve detailed studies dealing with cases drawn from the Middle East and North Africa in the period before independence (c.1850-1950). Framed by an authoritative introduction these explore the emergence of this important medium, its practitioners and its function as a forum and agent in political, social and cultural life in the Middle East. In taking up this focus, the collection argues that the press is both a vector and an agent of history that facilitates entr e into the complex process of political, social and cultural transformation that the region was undergoing during this critical period.

Global News Production

Global News Production

Author: Lisbeth Clausen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

This book explores how powerful political and economic agendas in the national media environment influence the production processes.

Provoking the Press (MORE) Magazine and the Crisis of Confidence in American Journalism

Provoking the Press (MORE) Magazine and the Crisis of Confidence in American Journalism

Author: Kevin M. Lerner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

(MORE): A Journalism Review was co-founded by J. Anthony Lukas, a star at the New York Times who felt that the rigors of daily journalism were stifling him and other journalists like him, and Richard Pollak, a former Newsweek media writer. From 1971 to 1976, they produced a monthly tabloid-style review that addressed newsroom diversity, the relationship between the press and politicians, censorship, and other issues essential to ensuring the institution's vitality. In telling the story of (MORE) and its legacy, Kevin Lerner explores the power of criticism to reform and guide the institutions of the press that, in turn, influence public discourse.

News on the American Dream A History of the Portuguese Press in the United States

News on the American Dream A History of the Portuguese Press in the United States

Author: Alberto Pena Rodriguez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

News on the American Dream traces the development of the Portuguese-American press from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the present, taking readers from the East Coast to Hawaii, with strategic stops in places with large Portuguese communities, including New Bedford, Massachusetts; Oakland, California; and Newark, New Jersey. Alberto Pena Rodriguez's nuanced analysis of the political, economic, social, and cultural roles played by these publications proves how important they were for the Portuguese-American community and the history of the ethnic press in the United States. Fascinating narratives about the founders, editors, and owners of these publications - and their challenges, squabbles, and successes - round out this engaging study.

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

Author: James (Reader in Journalism, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen) Morrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is the definitive handbook for journalism students looking for a firm foundation in their understanding of central and local government. It guides readers through the constitutional framework and the governing institutions of the United Kingdom before considering the electoral system and the principal political parties. A number of key topics are discussed in turn, including the National Health Service, education, utilities and industry, and social security. The author examines both how these services operate and how they can generate a wealth of informative stories. End-of-chapter features summarize the key points from each chapter, allowing students to recap on areas that are likely to be examined. 'Topical Feature Ideas' support the development of research skills, enabling students to pinpoint the facts they need to write a compelling article. Online Resources Further 'Topical Feature Ideas' can be found with the online resources that accompany this book, which also include links to reliable and informative sources.

Media Management and Digital Transformation

Media Management and Digital Transformation

Media Management and Digital Transformation provides novel and empirically rich insights into the tensions, struggles and innovations of news making and managing in media organizations. From an empirically grounded perspective this book investigates how the buzz of new technology tends to prevent management from seeing which changes are needed and indeed possible to make in the newsroom. It presents ground-breaking research showing that fostering ingenious innovative solutions can be created from within organizations by engaging and allowing employees to recognize problems, reflect and experiment with new ways of working, using technology as support for change. The research presented arises from a four-year action research project in collaboration with three small and medium sized Norwegian newspapers, in addition to ethnographic research in newsrooms and on media organizations and phenomena in the US and Europe. It includes among other empirical examples of newsrooms transitioning from a deadline-controlled workflow to an open-ended flowline production and provides new tools and methods for fostering collaborative creativity and co-creative innovation practices. It also looks into newsrooms' attempts to strengthen their audience engagement, metrics performance and external collaborations with technology providers, journalism education and action researchers. With theoretical chapters, methodological insights and qualitative case-studies of contemporary practices, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners involved with media management globally.