News: A Reader

Paperback | October 21, 1999

EditorHoward Tumber

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News: A Reader sets out to provide students with an introduction to some of the key theoretical debates within the field of the sociology of news and journalism. It includes many of the accepted classics together with more recent pieces that address contemporary debates. The Reader brings outthe diversity of work on the analysis of news and indicates the points at which arguments have led to new directions and paradigms. All the pieces in the book have been carefully edited. The essence of each work is has been captured in extracts that maintain their integrity to readers unfamiliarwith the evolution of this field of research.

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News: A Reader sets out to provide students with an introduction to some of the key theoretical debates within the field of the sociology of news and journalism. It includes many of the accepted classics together with more recent pieces that address contemporary debates. The Reader brings outthe diversity of work on the analysis of new...

Howard Tumber is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Social and Human Sciences at City University, London

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 21, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198742312

ISBN - 13:9780198742319

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Definitions of NewsPart II: Production of NewsPart III: Economics of NewsPart IV: Sources of NewsPart V: Objectivity and Ideology of NewsIndex

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'Indispensable for both undergraduates and inquiring practitioners, News: A Reader is a comprehensive introduction to the major themes and authorities, balancing classic texts by giants such as Walter Lippmann and Herbert J. Gans with more recent scholars from both sides of the Atlantic.' THESMay 2000