Comparative Journalism: Theory and Practice

Paperback | February 13, 2017

byKevin Williams, Yan Wu

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This text provides students with an introduction to journalism, bringing together academic research and professional perspectives to provide an overall view of the industry and the people that operate within it. An ideal starting-point for anyone thinking of becoming a journalist or studying courses on the subject.

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This text provides students with an introduction to journalism, bringing together academic research and professional perspectives to provide an overall view of the industry and the people that operate within it. An ideal starting-point for anyone thinking of becoming a journalist or studying courses on the subject.

KEVIN WILLIAMS currently lectures in the Department of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is shortly to move to Swansea University as Professor of Media and Communication. He is the author of Get Me a Murder A Day! A History of Mass Communication in Britain and A Student's Guide to Media Theory, both p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.11 inPublished:February 13, 2017Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333971566

ISBN - 13:9780333971567

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Table of Contents

PART 1: THEORIES AND DEBATES IN JOURNALISM
Journalism as a Profession: History and Social Background
Journalism as Commerce: Influence of the Market
Journalism as Politics: the State and the Law
Journalism as Organisation: Working in Newsrooms
News Discourse: Truth, Objectivity and Bias
Newsgathering: Journalists and their Sources
PART 2: ISSUES IN JOURNALISM PRACTICE
Approaches to the News Story
Writing the News Story
Finding the News
Reporting Foreign Affairs
Reporting Health and Lifestyles
Writing for New Technologies