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News and Journalism in the UK
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NEWS AND JOURNALISM IN THE UK

PAPERBACK BY MCNAIR, BRIAN

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ISBN
9780415410724
IMPRINT
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EDITION
5TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 AUG 2008

DESCRIPTION

News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland. Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair examines the main trends in journalistic media in the last two decades and assesses the challenges and future of the industry in the new millennium. Integrating both academic and journalistic perspectives on journalism, topics addressed in this revised and updated edition include: * the rise of online journalism and the impact of blogging on mainstream journalism * the emergence of 24 hour news channels in the UK * the role and impact of journalism, with reference to issues such as democracy, health scares and the war on terror * trends in media ownership and editorial allegiances *'Tabloidisation', Americanisation and the supposed 'dumbing down' of journalistic standards * the implications of devolution for regional journalists.

CONTENTS

Contents Preface to the Fifth Edition 1 Why journalism matters 2 Journalism's social role 3 Journalism and its critics, I - the view from the Academy 4 Making news - approaches to the sociology of journalism 5 Journalism and its critics, II - beyond the Academy 6 Print journalism in the UK 7 Broadcast journalism in the UK 8 Online journalism in the UK 9 The regional story 10 Conclusion