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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

JOURNALISM: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK by Hargreaves, Ian (Professor of Digital Economy, School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University)

£7.99

ISBN
9780199686872
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK AT THE PUBLISHER - EXPECTED 5-7 DAYS
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 AUG 2014

DESCRIPTION

Journalism entered the twenty-first century caught in a paradox. The world had more journalism, across a wider range of media, than at any time since the birth of the western free press in the eighteenth century. Western journalists had found themselves under a cloud of suspicion: from politicians, philosophers, the general public, anti-globalization radicals, religious groups, and even from fellow journalists. Critics argued that the news industry had lost its moral bearings, focusing on high investment returns rather than reporting and analysing the political, economic, and social issues of the day. Journalism has a central and profound impact on our worldview; we find it everywhere from newspapers and television, to radio and the Internet. In the new edition of this thought-provoking and provocative Very Short Introduction, Ian Hargreaves examines the world of contemporary journalism. By looking not only at what journalism has been in the past, but also what it is becoming in the digital age, he examines the big issues relating to reportage, warfare, celebrity culture, privacy, and technology worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

Introduction: The power paradox ; 1. Born free: a brief history of news media ; 2. Big brother: journalism and the altered state ; 3. The first casualty: journalists at war ; 4. Star-struck: journalism as entertainment ; 5. Up to a point, Lord Copper's: who owns journalists? ; 6. Hacks v. flacks: journalism and public relations ; 7. Murder is my meat: the ethics of journalism ; 8. Digital: after the deluge ; Further reading ; Index