Media Occupations and Professions: A Reader

Paperback | January 1, 2001

byJeremy Tunstall

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Journalists, television producers, and other media workers are members of newly powerful occupations, yet no broad study of media workers has until now been attempted. Media Occupations and Professions is the first major attempt to consider a broad range of media occupations and theirhistorical development. This collection of essays confronts numerous occupational controversies and dilemmas: can a valid distinction be made between media 'crafts' and media 'professions'? What are the differences between media moguls, media barons, and media stars? Are media workers becoming not only more powerful, butalso more insecure? How predictable are media careers and why do media occupations have such chaotic entry patterns? Media occupations are strongly influenced by national politics and culture; so this book includes pieces about media occupations not only in the USA and UK, but also in Africa,Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia.

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Journalists, television producers, and other media workers are members of newly powerful occupations, yet no broad study of media workers has until now been attempted. Media Occupations and Professions is the first major attempt to consider a broad range of media occupations and theirhistorical development. This collection of essays ...

Jeremy Tunstall is Professor of Sociology at City University and the author of numerous works on the media, media policy, and media workers. His most recent books include Newspaper Power (1996) and The Anglo-American Media Connection (1999), both published by Oxford University Press.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198742460

ISBN - 13:9780198742463

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Section 1: Origins1. M. Weber: Political Journalists2. A. J. Lee: The Profession of Journalism in England, 1855-19143. A. M. Carr-Saunders and P. A. Wilson: Journalists4. L. C. Rosten: The Washington Correspondents5. J. Tunstall: New Media Occupations in New York6. D. Bordwell, J. Staiger, K. Thompson: 7. H. PowdermakerSection 2: Moguls and Barons8. J. Tunstall and M. Palmer: Media Moguls in Europe9. N. Coleridge: Newspaper Tigers10. J. Tunstall: Hugenberg: Hitler's Media Mogul11. R. Paasilinna: The Soviet Union's Broadcasting BaronSection 3: Stars12. L. C. Rosten: Hollywood Stars and Actors13. S. Dickey: Cinema Stars in South India14. R. Davis and D. Owen: Political Talkers on Radio15. J. Tunstall: Entrepreneurial Editors of National NewspapersSection 4: Professionalizing Media Ocuupations16. O. Boyd-Barrett and T. Rantanen: News Agency Foreign Correspondents17. J. Tunstall: Correspondents and Individual News Sources18. J. S. Foote: The Changing Role of Network News Correspondents19. S. Hess: The Culture of Foreign Correspondence20. M. Pedelty: Foreign Correspondents21. M. G. Cantor: The Hollywood TV Producer22. T. Burns: BBC Trade Unions23. J. Tunstall: Television Producers24. R. Paterson: The Television Labour Market in Britain25. E. Hazelkorn: New Technologies and Changing Work Practices in Irish BroadcastingSection 5: National and Regional Overviews of Media Occupations26. G. Mytton: Media Occupations in Sub-Saharan Africa27. C.C. Lee: Media and Journalists in China28. R. Tiffen: Australian Media Occupations29. M. Palmer: Journalists and Media Professionals in France30. B. McNair: Media Occupations in Russia31. H. Kleinsteuber: German Media Occupations.

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"As a chronicle of the past and present of media occupations and professions around the world .... Tunstall's collection is a useful resource for academics, professionals and students." Philip M Napoli, The International Journal of Media Management, Vol 4 No 3.