News and Journalism in the UK: A Textbook by Brian McnairNews and Journalism in the UK: A Textbook by Brian Mcnair

News and Journalism in the UK: A Textbook

byBrian McnairEditorBrian Mcnair

Paperback | August 4, 2009

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News and Journalism in the UKis an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair examines the main trends in journalistic media in the last two decades and assesses the challenges and future of the industry in the new millennium.

Integrating both academic and journalistic perspectives on journalism, topics addressed in this revised and updated edition include:

  • the rise of online journalism and the impact of blogging on mainstream journalism
  • the emergence of 24 hour news channels in the UK
  • the role and impact of journalism, with reference to issues such as democracy, health scares and the war on terror
  • trends in media ownership and editorial allegiances
  • 'Tabloidisation', Americanisation and the supposed 'dumbing down' of journalistic standards
  • the implications of devolution for regional journalists.
Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism and Communication at the University of Strathclyde. He is the author of News and Journalism in the UK, Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Union and Images of the Enemy.
Title:News and Journalism in the UK: A TextbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041541072X

ISBN - 13:9780415410724

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Table of Contents


Preface to the Fifth Edition

1 Why journalism matters

2 Journalism¿s social role

3 Journalism and its critics, I ¿ the view from the Academy

4 Making news ¿ approaches to the sociology of journalism

5 Journalism and its critics, II ¿ beyond the Academy

6 Print journalism in the UK

7 Broadcast journalism in the UK

8 Online journalism in the UK

9 The regional story

10 Conclusion