Writing and Journalism: Politics, Social Movements, and the Public Sphere

Authored by: Martin Conboy

Handbook of Research on Writing

Print publication date:  July  2007
Online publication date:  March  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805848694
eBook ISBN: 9781410616470
Adobe ISBN: 9781135251116

10.4324/9781410616470.ch13

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Abstract

This chapter chronicles research into the area of social writing referred to broadly as journalism. Journalism, in all its written forms, has always had a strong social function not least because of its ever-present economic imperative to make money by appealing to and even constructing social readerships.

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