Political Journalism

New Challenges, New Practices

Author: Raymond Kuhn,Erik Neveu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134515383

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the journalist as the faithful servant of democracy, it explores political journalism in the making and maps the opportunities and threats encountered by political journalism in the contemporary sphere.

Anna Parnell's Political Journalism

Contexts and Texts

Author: Beverly E. Schneller

Publisher: Academica Press,LLC

ISBN: 1930901291

Category: History

Page: 298

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Anna Parnell was one of Charles Stewart Parnell's two sisters and like her other sister Fanny was an avid supporter of Home Rule and Land League agitation as well as of her brother's leadership of the Irish Party. Professor Schneller discusses Anna's journalism in Ireland, Britain and the United States and shows the development of her feminism and nationalism at the time of her brothers imprisonment in Kilmainham Prison. The wider context of her writing and the emergence of a genuine women's voice in Irish party politics is also illuminated.

Comparing Political Journalism

Author: Claes de Vreese,Frank Esser,David Nicolas Hopmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317222555

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 6802


Comparing Political Journalism is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today. Using techniques drawn from the growing field of comparative political communication, an international group of contributors analyse political news content drawn from newspapers, television news, and news websites from 16 countries, to assess what kinds of media systems are most conducive to producing quality journalism. Underpinned by key conceptual themes, such as the role that the media are expected to play in democracies and quality of coverage, this analysis highlights the fragile balance of news performance in relation to economic forces. A multitude of causal factors are explored to explain key features of contemporary political news coverage, such as Strategy and Game Framing, Negativity, Political Balance, Personalization, Hard and Soft News Comparing Political Journalism offers an unparalleled scope in assessing the implications for the ongoing transformation of Western media systems, and addresses core concepts of central importance to students and scholars of political communication world-wide.

Campaigns and Conscience

The Ethics of Political Journalism

Author: Philip M. Seib

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275946241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Seib examines the ethical issues underlying the volatile relationship between journalists and politicians. It provides an inside look at how reporters and candidates do their jobs. From the screening process news organizations use to decide which candidates to cover, to the truth-testing of political ads, to the controversies surrounding election night projections, this work articulates crucial ethical questions and helps readers in their search for answers. As a political communications text, Campaigns and Conscience looks at the many facets of political journalism: what reporters need to know before covering a campaign; how to approach the character issue; how to keep up with the frantic pace of a campaign; why campaign ads should be covered as news; the allure and dangers of polls, projections, and endorsements; and the responsibility of the press to cover one of the most powerful quasi-political institutions--the press itself.

Political Journalism in Transition

Western Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Author: Raymond Kuhn,Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780766785

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9115


The 21st century has already seen dramatic changes affecting both journalism and politics. The rise of a range of new digital and networked communication technologies combined with the stagnation and decline of many traditional mass media has had a profound impact on political journalism. The arrival of new digital media has affected the ways in which political actors communicate with the public, with or without journalists as intermediaries. Newspapers that once held political leaders to account are now struggling to survive; broadcasters that once gathered whole nations for the evening news are now fighting for relevance faced with innumerable new competitors on cable and digital television; online-only media, such as blogs and social networking sites, are changing how we communicate about politics. News media remain central to political processes, but the ways in which journalists and politicians interact are changing. This book examines how and provides a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the state of political journalism in Western Europe today, including the many challenges facing journalists in this important period of transition.

The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism

Saigon, 1916-1930

Author: Philippe M.F. Peycam

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528043

Category: History

Page: 320

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Philippe M. F. Peycam completes the first ever English-language study of Vietnam's emerging political press and its resistance to colonialism. Published in the decade that preceded the Communist Party's founding, this journalistic phenomenon established a space for public, political contestation that fundamentally changed Vietnamese attitudes and the outlook of Southeast Asia. Peycam directly links Saigon's colonial urbanization to the creation of new modes of individual and collective political agency. To better justify their presence, French colonialists implemented a peculiar brand of republican imperialism to encourage the development of a highly controlled print capitalism. Yet the Vietnamese made clever use of this new form of political expression, subverting colonial discourse and putting French rulers on the defensive, while simultaneously stoking Vietnamese aspirations for autonomy. Peycam specifically considers the work of Western-educated Vietnamese journalists who, in their legal writings, called attention to the politics of French rule. Peycam rejects the notion that Communist and nationalist ideologies changed the minds of "alienated" Vietnamese during this period. Rather, he credits colonial urban modernity with shaping the Vietnamese activist-journalist and the role of the French, even at their most coercive, along with the modern public Vietnamese intellectual and his responsibility toward the group. Countering common research on anticolonial nationalism and its assumptions of ethno-cultural homogeneity, Peycam follows the merging of French republican and anarchist traditions with neo-Confucian Vietnamese behavior, giving rise to modern Vietnamese public activism, its autonomy, and its contradictory aspirations. Interweaving biography with archival newspaper and French police sources, he writes from within these journalists' changing political consciousness and their shifting perception of social roles.

Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective

Author: Erik Alb'k,Arjen van Dalen,Claes H. de Vreese,Nael Jebril

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107036283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 4277


Political journalism is often under fire. Conventional wisdom and much scholarly research suggest that journalists are cynics and political pundits. Political news is void of substance and overly focused on strategy and persons. Citizens do not learn from the news, are politically cynical, and are dissatisfied with the media. This book challenges these assumptions, which are often based on single-country studies with limited empirical observations about the relation between news production, content, and journalism's effects. Based on interviews with journalists, a systematic content analysis of political news, and panel survey data in different countries, this book tests how different systems and media-politics relations condition the contents of political news. It shows how different content creates different effects, and demonstrates that under the right circumstances citizens learn from political news, do not become cynical, and are satisfied with political journalism.

So You Want to be a Political Journalist

Author: Sheila Gunn

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 184954154X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 503


In the wake of 2010's historic general election politics commands more column inches and air time than ever before. Yet most political journalists failed to foresee the consequences of a coalition government. And they are still struggling to understand and reflect the new political environment in their coverage. While there is plenty of debate about the current state of politics and journalism, aspiring political reporters receive little guidance. Are unscrupulous spin doctors simply spoon-feeding them stories? Do they push their own politically-biased agendas? This book aims to focus on helping to produce competent and confident journalists who report on politics without fear or favour. With chapters on starting out in the trade, where to find the story, how to report it, and how to deal with the political classes, this book is the essential guide for journalism students, trainee journalists and journalists looking to understand the mechanisms of Westminster and Whitehall. Edited by Sheila Gunn, who was a political reporter on The Times and spin doctor to John Major, So You Want To Be A Political Journalist features contributions from a wide range of current and former political journalists from print, broadcast and on-line media. * An essential resource for journalism students and the perfect refresher for seasoned reporters. * Author lectures on political journalism on City University's prestigious journalism course. * The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) recognizes 63 journalism courses at colleges around Britain. In addition, there are hundreds of further colleges and organisations running media studies courses.

Journalism and Democracy

An Evaluation of the Political Public Sphere

Author: Brian McNair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134614918

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The public sphere is said to be in crisis. Dumbing down, tabloidisation, infotainment and spin are alleged to contaminate it, adversely affecting the quality of political journalism and of democracy itself. There is a pervasive pessimism about the relationship between the media and democracy, and widespread concern for the future of the political process. Journalism and Democracy challenges this orthodoxy, arguing instead for an alternative, more optimistic evaluation of the contemporary public sphere and its contribution to the political process. Brian McNair argues not only that the quantity of political information in mass circulation has expanded hugely in the late twentieth century, but that political journalism has become steadily more rigorous and effective in its criticism of elites, more accessible to the public, and more thorough in its coverage of the political process. Journalism and Democracy combines textual analysis and extensive in-depth interviews with political journalists, editors, presenters and documentary makers. In separate chapters devoted to the political news agenda, the political interview, punditry, public access media and spin doctoring, McNair considers whether dumbing down is a genuinely new trend in political journalism, or a kind of moral panic, provoked by suspicion of mass involvement in culture.

Westminster Tales

The Twenty-first-Century Crisis in Political Journalism

Author: Steve Barnett,Ivor Gaber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826450210

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

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Politics today is inextricably bound to the media, indeed it is now a routine assumption that the media can determine election outcomes. Consequently, over the last twenty years, the conduct of politics has become increasingly driven by what might "play well" on television or in the press. Election campaigning, budgets, party platforms, and even the contents of legislative bills are dominated by media considerations.Westminster Tales explores how that relationship works in practice. What sort of deals are done between politicians and journalists? What tactics do politicians use to try and manipulate the media? What are journalists' techniques of resistance? What determines how a campaign is put together? Have policy issues and the national good really been surrendered to image-making and sound-bite tactics?Barnett and Gaber examine the modern process of political communication through the eyes of the many actors now involved. Through their own experiences, and through personal interviews conducted with many of the key media and political figures, they construct a vivid picture of how political communication is managed today and the direction in which it is going.

Political Journalism by Mexican Women During the Age of Revolution, 1876-1940

Author: Joel Bollinger Pouwels

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 2652


Focuses on the period from the beginnings to 1940. This work combines the features of a reference tool with those of a textbook. There are short primary source excerpts in Spanish and English throughout the book. This material is useful to interdisciplinary women's studies scholars and students.

Shades of Expression

Online Political Journalism in the Post-colour Revolution Nations

Author: Simon Gwyn Roberts

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 1908258071

Category: Cirtizen journalism

Page: 188

View: 9290


Ruby A. Black

Eleanor Roosevelt, Puerto Rico, and Political Journalism in Washington

Author: Maurine H. Beasley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498519504

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 762


This book explores the relationship of Washington journalist Ruby A. Black with two notable mid-twentieth-century figures: Eleanor Roosevelt and Luis Muñoz Marín. Black’s role in the political atmosphere surrounding the first lady brought much-needed attention to Puerto Rico and enhanced Roosevelt’s position, but had a detrimental effect on Black’s career.

A selection of the political journalism

with introduction and notes

Author: Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: Lang, Peter, AG, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783906762937

Category: France

Page: 179

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Best known as a writer of novels and short stories, Guy de Maupassant also wrote more than 200 articles for some of the major Parisian newspapers of his day, notably Le Gaulois, Gil Blas and Le Figaro. Newspapers in the 1880s opened their columns to prominent literary figures of the time, paid them well, and often gave them a prominent position and a regular slot on the front page. Particularly in his early years, as a poorly paid clerk working in a government ministry, Maupassant found that journalism could provide not only a precious source of income, but also an invaluable training for a literary career. A regular newspaper column could help a young and aspiring writer to hone his skills, to make a name and acquire a reputation. Until recent years, critics have paid little attention to Maupassant's chroniques, and yet, taken as whole, they undoubtedly provide an illuminating picture of the society and times in which he lived. In a style which is sometimes facetious, frequently ironical, but also on occasions hard-hitting and polemical, Maupassant revealed his ideas, expressed his beliefs, his convictions and prejudices in a way which throws fascinating new light on his other writings. In these chroniques written over a ten-year period, he writes on art and literature, on society and social questions, on political events and on the politicians of the day. Independent, and wedded to no particular cause, he emerges as an informed and perceptive commentator, and an often outspoken critic of Republican politicians and of French colonial policy in particular.

No Half-way House

Harri Webb: Selected Political Journalism

Author: Harri Webb

Publisher: Ylolfa

ISBN: 9780862434076

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 7475


This book is essential reading for all those interested in Wales' radical politics.

Doris Fleeson

Incomparably the First Political Journalist of Her Time

Author: Carolyn Sayler

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611390370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 9381


"She was my idol," said columnist Mary McGrory. McGrory, in writing of women, referred to Doris Fleeson as "incomparably the first political journalist of her time." Fleeson was, in fact, the first woman in the United States to become a nationally syndicated political columnist. In 1945, with the encouragement of Henry Mencken, she launched her column. In her career she would write some 5,500 columns during the next twenty-two years. Fleeson's appearance could be disarming. Once at a party Lady Bird Johnson exclaimed, "What a gorgeous dress, Doris. It makes you look just like a sweet, old-fashioned girl." The wife of Senator Stuart Symington interjected, "Yes, just a sweet old-fashioned girl with a shiv in her hand." CAROLYN SAYLER lives in Lyons, Kansas, ten miles from the town of Sterling where Doris Fleeson was born in 1901. Knowing members of the Fleeson family, she began researching the life of the columnist whose straightforward take on Washington became a daily fix for newspaper readers across the nation. Sayler has a background in journalism as a member of a Kansas newspaper family. She is the author of a history of Manhattan, Kansas, which tells of the town's founding during the Free State struggle, its strong connections with New England, and its abolitionist college, now Kansas State University.