This Handbook charts the growing area of journalism studies, exploring the current state of theory and setting an agenda for future research in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches, and covers scholarship on news production and organizations; news content; journalism and society; and journalism in a global context. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, each chapter explores:Key elements, thinkers, and texts Historical context Current state of the art Methodological issues Merits and advantages of the approach/area of studies Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of studies Directions for future research
Offering broad international coverage from top-tier contributors, this volume ranks among the first publications to serve as a comprehensive resource addressing theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, the Handbook of Journalism Studies is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 28 mm
Contributors to The handbook of journalism studies should be congratulated. They have brought together a text that maps the "key theoretical and empirical traditions, fi elds of inquiry and scholarly debates in journalism studies". This is not a how-to-do journalism text. Rather, it is a scholarly reference book that provides an overarching schema for thinking about and investigating issues relating to journalism - past, present and future...It is an essential reference for journalism academics and students." -- Rhonda Breit, Australian Journalism Review 31 (1)