The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered

Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future

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Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander,Elizabeth Butler Breese,Marîa Luengo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316589234

Category: Social Science

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This collection of original essays brings a dramatically different perspective to bear on the contemporary 'crisis of journalism'. Rather than seeing technological and economic change as the primary causes of current anxieties, The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered draws attention to the role played by the cultural commitments of journalism itself. Linking these professional ethics to the democratic aspirations of the broader societies in which journalists ply their craft, it examines how the new technologies are being shaped to sustain value commitments rather than undermining them. Recent technological change and the economic upheaval it has produced are coded by social meanings. It is this cultural framework that actually transforms these 'objective' changes into a crisis. The book argues that cultural codes not only trigger sharp anxiety about technological and economic changes, but provide pathways to control them, so that the democratic practices of independent journalism can be sustained in new forms.

Journalism Re-examined:Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations

Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations

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Author: Martin Eide

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783207205

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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The digital era has posed innumerable challenges to the business and practice of journalism. Journalism Re-examined sets out an institutional theoretical framework for exploring the journalistic institution in the digital age and analyses how it has responded to profound changes in its social and professional practices, norms, and values. Building their analysis around the concept of these changes as reorientations, the contributors present a number of case studies, with a particular emphasis on journalism in the Nordic countries. They explore not just straight news and investigative journalism, but also delve into lifestyle and documentary coverage, all with the aim of understanding the reorientations facing journalism and the ways they might present a sustainable future path

Making Journalists

Diverse Models, Global Issues

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Author: Hugo de Burgh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134377541

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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At a time when the media’s relation to power is at the forefront of political discussion, this book considers how journalists can affect public discourse on politics, economy and society at large. From well-known and respected authors providing all new material, Making Journalists considers journalism education, training, practice and professionalism across a wide range of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, India, USA and the UK. The book offers insights into: what journalism is how education makes the journalist and, therefore, the news models of journalism taught and practised across the globe the ethical implications of the process. When news reporting can lead to decisions on whether or not to got to war, everything can be affected by journalists and their mediation of the world. This text brings these present issues together in one invaluable resource for all students of journalism, politics and media studies.

Watchdog Journalism in South America

News, Accountability, and Democracy

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Author: Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231506540

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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-- Scott L. Althaus, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics

The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives

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Author: S. Elizabeth Bird

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253221269

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This title explores the role of news and journalism in contemporary culture from an anthropological perspective. Essays by leading scholars look at communities of professional and nonprofessional journalists.

Reinventing Professionalism

Journalism and News in Global Perspective

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Author: Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074566508X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Current anxiety about the future of news makes it opportune to revisit the notion of professionalism in journalism. Media expert Silvio Waisbord takes this pressing issue as his theme and argues that “professional journalism” is both a normative and analytical notion. It refers to reporting that observes certain ethical standards as well as to collective efforts by journalists to exercise control over the news. Professionalism should not be narrowly associated with the normative ideal as it historically developed in the West during the past century. Instead, it needs to be approached as a valuable concept to throw into sharp relief how journalists define conditions and rules of work within certain settings. Professionalization is about the specialization of labor and control of occupational practice. These issues are important, particularly amidst the combination of political, technological and economic trends that have profoundly unsettled the foundations of modern journalism. By doing so, they have stimulated the reinvention of professionalism. This engaging and insightful book critically examines the meanings, expectations, and critiques of professional journalism in a global context.

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights

The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It

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Author: Robert W. McChesney,Victor Pickard

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587497

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.

Journalism Ethics

A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media

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Author: Fred Brown

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1936863111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 529

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Fred Brown is an adjunct instructor in communication ethics at the University of Denver and a principal in a Denver-based media training and consulting firm. He is a former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and former chair of its ethics committee. He worked nearly 40 years as a reporter and editor at The Denver Post and still writes a Sunday editorial page column for the paper. --Book Jacket.

Communication Theory and Research

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Author: Denis McQuail,Peter Golding,Els De Bens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412918336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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This exciting collection of papers represents some of the finest communications research published during the last decade. To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, the editors have selected 21 papers, all of which make significant and valuable interventions in the field of media and communications. The volume is prefaced with an introduction by the editors and will be a central research text for scholars in this field.

Journalism Studies

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Andrew Calcutt,Philip Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831479

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Journalism Studies is a polemical textbook, aiming to rethink the field of journalism studies for the contemporary era.

Public Journalism 2.0

The Promise and Reality of a Citizen Engaged Press

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Author: Jack Rosenberry,Burton St John

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135966095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Where does journalism fit in the media landscape of blogs, tweets, Facebook postings, YouTube videos, and literally billions of Web pages? Public Journalism 2.0 examines the ways that civic or public journalism is evolving, especially as audience-created content—sometimes referred to as citizen journalism or participatory journalism—becomes increasingly prominent in contemporary media. As the contributors to this edited volume demonstrate, the mere use of digital technologies is not the fundamental challenge of a new citizen-engaged journalism; rather, a depper understanding of how civic/public journalism can inform citizen-propelled initiatives is required. Through a mix of original research, essays, interviews, and case studies, this collection establishes how public journalism principles and practices offer journalists, scholars, and citizens insights into how digital technology and other contemporary practices can increase civic engagement and improve public life. Each chapter concludes with pedagogical features including: * Theoretical Implications highlighting the main theoretical lessons from each chapter, * Practical Implications applying the chapter's theoretical findings to the practice of citizen-engaged jouranlis, *Reflection Questions prompting the reader to consider how to extend the theory and application of the chapter. blogging and other participatory journalism practices enabled by digital technology are not always in line with the original vision of public journalism, which strives to report news in such a way as to promote civic engagement by its audience. Public Journalism 2.0 seeks to reinvent public journalism for the 21st century and to offer visions of how digital technology can be enlisted to promote civic involvement in the news.

Debating China

The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations

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Author: Nina Hachigian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199973903

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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America and China are the two most powerful players in global affairs, and no relationship is more consequential. How they choose to cooperate and compete affects billions of lives. But U.S.-China relations are complex and often delicate, featuring a multitude of critical issues that America and China must navigate together. Missteps could spell catastrophe. In Debating China, Nina Hachigian pairs American and Chinese experts in collegial "letter exchanges" that illuminate this multi-dimensional and complex relationship. These fascinating conversations-written by highly respected scholars and former government officials from the U.S. and China-provide an invaluable dual perspective on such crucial issues as trade and investment, human rights, climate change, military dynamics, regional security in Asia, and the media, including the Internet. The engaging dialogue between American and Chinese experts gives readers an inside view of how both sides see the key challenges. Readers bear witness to the writers' hopes and frustrations as they explore the politics, values, history, and strategic frameworks that inform their positions. This unique volume is perfect for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of U.S.-China relations today.

Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China

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Author: Qing Cao,Hailong Tian,Paul Chilton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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After three and a half decades of economic reforms, radical changes have occurred in all aspects of life in China. In an authoritarian society, these changes are mediated significantly through the power of language, carefully controlled by the political elites. Discourse, as a way of speaking and doing things, has become an indispensable instrument for the authority to manage a fluid, increasingly fragmented, but highly dynamic and yet fragile society. Written by an international team of leading scholars, this volume examines socio-political transformations of contemporary Chinese society through a systematic account, analysis and assessment of its salient discourses and their production, circulation, negotiation, and consequences. In particular, the volume focuses on the interplay of politics and media. The book’s intended readership is academics and students of Chinese studies, language and discourse, and media and communication studies.