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The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Edited by: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen , Thomas Hanitzsch

Print publication date:  November  2008
Online publication date:  January  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805863420
eBook ISBN: 9780203877685
Adobe ISBN: 9781135592011

10.4324/9780203877685
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This Handbook charts the growing area of journalism studies, exploring the current state of theory and setting an agenda for future research in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches, and covers scholarship on news production and organizations; news content; journalism and society; and journalism in a global context. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, each chapter explores:

  • Key elements, thinkers, and texts
  • Historical context
  • Current state of the art
  • Methodological issues
  • Merits and advantages of the approach/area of studies
  • Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of studies
  • Directions for future research

Offering broad international coverage from top-tier contributors, this volume ranks among the first publications to serve as a comprehensive resource addressing theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, the Handbook of Journalism Studies is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: On Why and How We Should Do Journalism Studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Journalism History Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Journalism and the Academy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Journalism Education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  News Organizations and Routines Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Journalists as Gatekeepers Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Objectivity, Professionalism, and Truth Seeking in Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Reporters and Their Sources Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Gender in the Newsroom Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Convergence and Cross-Platform Content Production Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Agenda Setting Download PDF
Chapter  12:  News Values and Selectivity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Nature, Sources, and Effects of News Framing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  News, Discourse, and Ideology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rethinking News and Myth as Storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Commercialization of News Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Journalism and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Journalism, Public Relations, and Spin Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Alternative and Citizen Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Journalism Law and Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Journalism Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Journalism and Popular Culture Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Audience Reception and News in Everyday Life Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Journalism and Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Development Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Advocacy Journalism in a Global Context Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Covering War and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Researching Public Service Broadcasting Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Comparative Journalism Studies Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Towards De-Westernizing Journalism Studies Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
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