Synopses & Reviews
Transnational and transborder journalism are in a unique position to address public discourses on European and regional border-transcending identities. A valuable resource for journalists, students, and scholars of international communication, Journalism across Borders explores how journalists in the border regions of Europe navigate different journalistic cultures and the lack of established routines. Drawing on dozens of interviews and newsroom observation, Kevin Grieves addresses an overlooked but important aspect of international journalism by examining how journalists carry out their daily work in the transnational and regional transborder context.
.'This is probably the most thorough and nuanced study of transborder journalism to date. Drawing on in-depth interviews with journalists, as well as analysis of journalistic content and scholarly literature, this book explores the uneasy relationship between transnational and transborder journalism in detail and offers 'a glimpse into the future of Europe's border-transcending regions and the future of transnational and transborder journalism both within Europe and more broadly around the globe.—David H. Weaver, Roy W. Howard and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism, Indiana University
'The interviews with past and present journalists working in this transborder environment provide readers with pragmatic and ground-level perspectives. Grieves's approach is original, using the geographic congruence of Germany, France, and Luxembourg to tell a story that is broader than a single news organization, a single language or a single region. This volume deals with an emerging reality in the journalism profession as authorities relax many borders—not just within the EU—and as authorities in other instances tighten them.' —Eric Freedman, associate professor of Journalism, Michigan State University
Journalistic activity crosses national borders in creative and sometimes unexpected ways. Individual journalists largely plot their own course, since transnational and transborder journalism offers few established guideposts. This type of reporting is in a unique position to address the public discourses on European and global identities. Drawing on many interviews and newsroom observation, this book addresses an overlooked but important aspect of international journalism by examining how journalists carry out their daily work at the transnational and regional transborder level.
About the Author
Kevin Grieves is an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he instructs international journalism and broadcast journalism courses. His research on transborder and transnational journalism and different cultures of journalism has appeared in Journalism Studies and in American Journalism, among other venues. Prior to his academic career, he worked for over a decade in television news in the United States and in Europe, primarily as a writer and producer for CNN International. He has always been fascinated by borders, geography, and the role of journalism as a point of contact between cultures.
Table of Contents
Introduction: News Doesn't Stop at the BorderTransnational Journalism in Europe - A Transnational Journalistic Culture?Conflict and Commonality: The Evolution of Regional Transborder JournalismCrossing Boundaries of Established Journalistic RoutinesRegional Transborder Journalistic Content and the Mainstream-Niche TensionJournalists and the Mediated Construction of Transborder Regions'We Meet and We Decide Together' - Transborder Journalistic CollaborationConclusion: What do Boundaries Mean To Journalism?