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Publisher Comments:

News Culture offers a timely examination of the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. Having highlighted a range of pressing issues confronting the global news industry today, it proceeds to provide a historical consideration of the rise of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and television news.

It explores the way news is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by the reader, listener or viewer as part of everyday life. Stuart Allan also explores topics such as the cultural dynamics of sexism and racism as they shape news coverage, as well as the rise of online news, citizen journalism, war reporting and celebrity-driven infotainment.

Building on the success of the bestselling previous editions, this new edition addresses the concerns of the news media age, featuring:

  • An expanded chapter on news, power and the public sphere
  • A chapter-length discussion of war journalism, tracing key factors shaping reportage from the battlefields of Vietnam to the current war in Iraq
  • A chapter on citizen journalism in times of crisis, including a number of examples where ordinary individuals have performed the role of a journalist to bear witness to tragic events

This book is essential reading for students of journalism, cultural and media studies, sociology and politics.

Synopsis:

'News Culture' is an introduction to the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. It begins with a historical consideration of the rise of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and televisual journalism. It explores the way news is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by the reader, listener or viewer as part of everyday life.

New updates for this edition:

* an expanded introduction to signal a fresh approach to the subject

* a new chapter, between chapters 1 and 2 to examine the new and the public sphere. This will include news on the internet and coverage of the political economy.

* Expanded discussion of online news across the text as a whole, especially increasing coverage in chapter 8

* Updates of research, references, examples and illustrations to bring the text up to date. The research included will come from national contexts other than the UK and the US, including Australia, Canada and others from the non-western world.

* an attempt to incorporate the specialist topics indicated by the reviewers where possible; these include: radio journalism; citizen journalism; visual culture of journalism; sports reporting and global news culture.

* Questions will be introduced within the chapter, as review / discussion questions.

About the Author

Stuart Allan is Professor of Journalism in the Media School, Bournemouth University, UK.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's foreword

Introduction: The culture of news

News, power and the public sphere

The rise of 'objective' newspaper reporting

The early days of radio and television news

Making news, reporting truths

The cultural politics of news discourse

News, audiences and everyday life

The gendered realities of journalism

Racial diversity in the news

War reporting

Citizen journalism in times of crisis

Good journalism is popular culture

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780335235650
Author:
Allan, Stuart
Publisher:
Open University Press
Author:
Allan Stuart
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.200 x 6.800 x 0.830 in 0.000 lb

Related Subjects

Business » Communication
Business » General
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Travel » General

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Product details 384 pages Open University Press - English 9780335235650 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'News Culture' is an introduction to the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. It begins with a historical consideration of the rise of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and televisual journalism. It explores the way news is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by the reader, listener or viewer as part of everyday life.

New updates for this edition:

* an expanded introduction to signal a fresh approach to the subject

* a new chapter, between chapters 1 and 2 to examine the new and the public sphere. This will include news on the internet and coverage of the political economy.

* Expanded discussion of online news across the text as a whole, especially increasing coverage in chapter 8

* Updates of research, references, examples and illustrations to bring the text up to date. The research included will come from national contexts other than the UK and the US, including Australia, Canada and others from the non-western world.

* an attempt to incorporate the specialist topics indicated by the reviewers where possible; these include: radio journalism; citizen journalism; visual culture of journalism; sports reporting and global news culture.

* Questions will be introduced within the chapter, as review / discussion questions.

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