The editors put together this collection working under the assumption that journalists’ backgrounds, working conditions and ideas are related to what is reported (and how it is covered) in the various news media round the world, in spite of societal and organizational constraints, and that this news coverage matters in terms of world public opinion and policies. Outstanding features include:
As the most comprehensive and reliable source on journalists around the world, The Global Journalist will serve as the primary source for evaluating the state of journalism. As such, it promises to become a standard reference among journalism, media, and communication students and researchers around the world.
David H. Weaver is the Roy W. Howard Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication Research in the School of Journalism at Indiana University's Bloomington campus. He is widely published in journalism and political communication.
Lars Willnat is Professor in the School of Journalism at Indiana University. Before joining IU in 2009, Professor Willnat taught at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include media effects on political attitudes, theoretical aspects of public opinion formation, international communication, and political communication in Asia.
Using up-to-date case examples such as the Hutton Report and embedded journalists, from across a range of media including print, radio, television and the internet, Jackie Harrison explains the different theoretical approaches that have been used to study the news, as well as providing an accessible introduction to how news is produced and regulated, what counts as news, and how it is selected and presented.
Topics covered include:introduction to the concept of news the growth and development of news technology, concentration and competition balancing freedom and responisibility regulatory control of the news making the news.
Written in a clear and lively style, News is the ideal introductory book for students of media, communication and journalism.
Providing eight detailed ethnographies of eight different news production settings, News Production includes individual chapters that follow two news workers through their daily routines, detailing the exact nature of their jobs.
It provides students with:
case studies to compare to their own experiences
concrete examples to consolidate their skill-based training
questions to raise about their placements
information on how to prepare reports
constraints they may encounter, and how to deal with them.
With chapters including ‘News Agencies’, ‘The Roving Reporter’, ‘Photojournalism’ and ‘The New Reporter Learning the Ropes’, for anyone taking practical units in news reporting, sub-editing, and law and ethics, News Production will provide them with all the information they need to succeed in this hectic, competitive and exciting world.
This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.
Based on observations and interviews with journalists, the book addresses technological, political and economic questions as well as provides a concise description of teletext and viewdata systems in various countries. The findings presented offer a fascinating view of the opinions and actions of journalists working in the 1980s, not only on teletext systems. For example questionnaire results are presented on how journalists saw the role of their job and what actions they felt appropriate, such as hidden cameras and phone taps. These issues of greater visibility in the 21st Century, make this a fascinating look at the history.
The contributors are well-respected Asian media scholars writing on political communication in their countries of origin. Each author reviews studies conducted and published in his/her native country and language(s). This book provides a first review of these studies, most of which have never been published in English, and makes them available to international scholars. The contributors discuss each country’s political background, and address the findings and conclusions of the political communication studies conducted in their respective countries during the past two decades. The chapters focus on insights that have been made by adapting Western media theories to the unique social, cultural, or political contexts that exist in each country. The authors also point out possible gaps in the current research within their respective countries and to make recommendations for future studies.