Taking Journalism Seriously

News and the Academy

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Taking Journalism Seriously: News and the Academy argues that scholars have remained too entrenched within their own disciplinary areas resulting in isolated bodies of scholarship. This is the first book to critically survey journalism scholarship in one volume and organize it by disparate fields. The book reviews existing journalism research in such diverse fields as sociology, history, language studies, political science, and cultural analysis and dissects the most prevalent and understated research in each discipline.

Explorations in Communication and History

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135969582

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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When and how do communication and history impact each other? How do disciplinary perspectives affect what we know? Explorations in Communication and History addresses the link between what we know and how we know it by tracking the intersection of communication and history. Asking how each discipline has enhanced and hindered our understanding of the other, the book considers what happens to what we know when disciplines engage. Through a critical collection of essays written by top scholars in the field, the book addresses the engagement of communication and history as it applies to the study of technology, audiences and journalism. A comprehensive introduction by Barbie Zelizer contextualises these debates and makes a case for the importance of disciplinary engagement for teaching as well as research in media and cultural studies and each section has a brief introduction to contextualise the essays and highlight the issues they raise, making this an invaluable collection for students and scholars alike.

Cultural Meanings of News

A Text-Reader

Author: Daniel A. Berkowitz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967651

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

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What is news? Why does news turn out like it does? What factors influence the creation, production, and dissemination of news? Cultural Meanings of News takes on these deceptively simple questions through an essential collection of seminal and contemporary studies by leaders in the fields of mass communication and media studies. Similar in format and purpose to editor Dan Berkowitz's award-winning Social Meanings of News, this new volume represents a conceptual update, a continuation of the discourse about the nature of news and how it comes to be, moving ideas ahead from the earlier tradition of sociological approaches to the more pervasive cultural perspectives that inform understandings about news. Cultural Meanings of News provides a carefully selected set of readings, organized into thematic areas that each probe a dimension of the literature: from sociological roots to cultural perspectives; news as narrative and cultural text; newswork as cultural ritual; news as cultural myth; news and its interpretive communities; news as a source and reflection of collective memory; toward the future of news research. This text-reader provides students and scholars with first-hand exposure to cultural approaches to the study of news, while also providing an organizing framework for understanding the commonalties and differences between threads in the research. The goals are to engage readers through guided immersion in the material.

Making the University Matter

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113669692X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Making the University Matter investigates how academics situate themselves simultaneously in the university and the world and how doing so affects the viability of the university setting. The university stands at the intersection of two sets of interests, needing to be at one with the world while aspiring to stand apart from it. In an era that promises intensified political instability, growing administrative pressures, dwindling economic returns and questions about economic viability, lower enrolments and shrinking programs, can the university continue to matter into the future? And if so, in which way? What will help it survive as an honest broker? What are the mechanisms for ensuring its independent voice? Barbie Zelizer brings together some of the leading names in the field of media and communication studies from around the globe to consider a multiplicity of answers from across the curriculum on making the university matter, including critical scholarship, interdisciplinarity, curricular blends of the humanities and social sciences, practical training and policy work. The collection is introduced with an essay by the editor and each section has a brief introduction to contextualise the essays and highlight the issues they raise.

The Future of Journalism

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985702

Category: Education

Page: 360

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The future of journalism is hotly contested and highly uncertain reflecting developments in media technologies, shifting business strategies for online news, changing media organisational and regulatory structures, the fragmentation of audiences and a growing public concern about some aspects of tabloid journalism practices and reporting, as well as broader political, sociological and cultural changes. These developments have combined to impoverish the flow of existing revenues available to fund journalism, impact radically on traditional journalism professional practices, while simultaneously generating an increasingly frenzied search for sustainable and equivalent funding – and from a wide range of sources - to nurture and deliver quality journalism in the future. This book brings together journalists and distinguished academic specialists from around the globe to present the findings from their research and to discuss the future of journalism, the shifting quality of its products, its wide ranging sources of finance, as well as the economic and democratic consequences of the significant changes confronting Journalism. The Future of Journalism details the challenges facing the press in contemporary societies and provides essential reading for everyone interested in the role of journalism in shaping and sustaining literate, civil and democratic societies. This book consists of special issues from Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice.

Media and Society

Author: James Curran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849660328

Category:

Page: 400

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The fifth edition of this highly-respected collection of media and communication essays contains insightful analyses from leading international academics in the field on a wide range of key topics ranging from new media to film studies.

Journalism Across Boundaries

The Promises And Challenges Of Transnational And Transborder Journalism

Author: K. Grieves

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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Journalistic activity crosses national borders in creative and sometimes unexpected ways. 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.

Dangerous Curves

Latina Bodies in the Media

Author: Isabel Molina-Guzman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796060

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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With images of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and America Ferrera’s smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become an ubiquitous presence. Dangerous Curves traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience discussions. Isabel Molina-Guzmán maps the ways in which the Latina body is gendered, sexualized, and racialized within the United States media using a series of fascinating case studies. The book examines tabloid headlines about Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of Frida Kahlo in the movie Frida, and America Ferrera’s universally appealing yet racially sublimated Ugly Betty character. Dangerous Curves carves out a mediated terrain where these racially ambiguous but ethnically marked feminine bodies sell everything from haute couture to tabloids. Through a careful examination of the cultural tensions embedded in the visibility of Latina bodies in United States media culture, Molina-Guzmán paints a nuanced portrait of the media’s role in shaping public knowledge about Latina identity and Latinidad, and the ways political and social forces shape media representations.

The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives

Author: S. Elizabeth Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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.

Sourcing the news

key issues in journalism--an innovative study of the Israeli press

Author: Zvi Reich

Publisher: Hampton Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This book illuminates the sometimes obscure processes through which the news is currently created, using unprecendentldly robust and comprehensive evidence. The innovatinbe methodology of the face-to-face reconstruction interview, which was developed and implemented by the author, enable quantitative depiction of different aspects of news making.

Javnost

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication and culture

Page: N.A

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Cultural Memory Studies

An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook

Author: Astrid Erll,Ansgar Nünning,Sara B. Young

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110188608

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 441

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This handbook represents the interdisciplinary and international field of cultural memory studies for the first time in one volume. Articles by renowned international scholars offer readers a unique overview of the key concepts of cultural memory studies. The handbook not only documents current research in an unprecedented way; it also serves as a forum for bringing together approaches from areas as varied as sociology, political sciences, history, theology, literary studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences. Cultural memory studies as defined in this handbook came into being at the beginning of the 20th century, with the works of Maurice Halbwachs on mmoire collective. In the course of the last two decades this area of research has witnessed a veritable boom in various countries and disciplines. As a consequence, the study of the relation of culture and memory has diversified into a wide range of approaches. This handbook is based on a broad understanding of cultural memory as the interplay of present and past in sociocultural contexts. It presents concepts for the study of individual remembering in a social context, group and family memory, national memory, the various media of memory, and finally the host of emerging transnational lieux de mmoire such as 9/11.

The Ethical Journalist

Author: Tony Harcup

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412918978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The Ethical Journalist discusses a range of ethical questions likely to confront those studying journalism and/or training to become journalists. Building on the reflective and questioning approach of the author’s acclaimed Journalism: Principles and Practice (2004), The Ethical Journalist links theory and practice throughout by examining the views of journalists and academics. It places anecdotal experience within the context of relevant critical study, and scrutinizes academic explanations within the context of practitioner accounts. Informed by original research and the author’s own experience within mainstream and alternative journalism, The Ethical Journalist addresses topics issues such as trust, the public interest, undercover reporting, news values, source relationships, crime reporting, regulation, and the Hutton inquiry.

Communicating politics in the twenty-first century

Author: Karen Sanders

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230000285

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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Practical, topical and theoretical, this book takes an original look at how politics is communicated around the world by politicians, governments and the media industries.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558626003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.