Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 15, 2005

byIan Hargreaves

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Almost everyone reads the newspaper, browses the Internet, listens to the radio or watches TV. Journalism has an indelible effect on our worldview--from the fight against global terrorism to the American presidential elections, celebrity scandal to the latest environmental coups. Hargreavesuses his unique position within the media to examine how we get this information and the many practical, political and professional decisions that the journalist has to make, as part of the process of delivering that information to us.Is journalism the 'first draft of history' or a dumbing-down of our culture and a glorification of the trivial and intrusive? In this intriguing book Ian Hargreaves argues that the core principles of 'freedom of the press' and the necessity of exposing the truth are as vital today as they everwere.

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Almost everyone reads the newspaper, browses the Internet, listens to the radio or watches TV. Journalism has an indelible effect on our worldview--from the fight against global terrorism to the American presidential elections, celebrity scandal to the latest environmental coups. Hargreavesuses his unique position within the media to...

Ian Hargreaves is a Professor of Journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is one of Britain's leading journalists and one of the very few to have held senior positions in newspapers, magazines, television and radio. He was Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, Deputy Edi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.4 inPublished:October 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Children of the Revolution: journalism and the market2. Journalism and the idea of press freedom3. The Pen and the Sword: journalism and the state4. There's no business like show business: journalism as entertainment5. Who owns journalists?6. Journalism and public relations7. A cookie laced with arsenic: journalism and ethics

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`Ian Hargreaves is a distinguished journalist and academic with a fine track record of editorial integrity and incisive thought.'Chris Cramer, Director of News, CNN