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Journalism Research (Paperback): Thomas Hanitzsch, Thorsten Quandt
Journalism Research (Paperback): Thomas Hanitzsch, Thorsten Quandt

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Thomas Hanitzsch, Thorsten Quandt

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The news is said to serve as 'social cement' (John C. Merrill), with journalists becoming 'search engines' (John Hartley) that help their audiences navigate the problems of everyday life. The centrality of journalism to modern society is obvious, as is the need to study journalism. However, no introductory textbook on journalism research has been published so far; journalism students are forced to acquire their knowledge of journalism research from various sources that do not deal exclusively with journalism research. The proposed textbook "Journalism Research: an Introduction" is intended to fill this gap. Aims and scope: as an introductory textbook, "Journalism Research: an Introduction" will provide a general and comprehensive overview of journalism research, its origins, historical trajectories, key findings, as well as its diverse theoretical and methodological repertoire. The book will provide the reader with a systematic, accessible description of key studies in journalism research along with a critical review of the various epistemological, theoretical, and methodological traditions. The often scattered body of journalism research will be rearranged, systematized, assessed, and made available to students. Through the textbook, students will gain knowledge of the following essential aspects of journalism research: the theories, concepts, and definitions that drive journalism research; central research findings related to 'news people', as well as the language, routines, organizations, and cultures of journalism; key research findings on the relationship between journalism and politics, markets, technology, philosophy, and culture; and, an outlook on future directions of journalism research. Each chapter will start with 'classic' studies that have stood the test of time and made a lasting impact on journalism research. Students will be provided with methodological insights through a detailed discussion of these groundbreaking studies, with particular emphasis on the methodology used. Additionally, a selected number of outstanding journalism researchers will be introduced in brief biographical sketches. By suggesting a concrete research agenda, the final section on future directions of journalism research is designed to motivate students to undertake their own research. Chapters will also include pedagogical features such as info boxes, interviews, summaries of important points, etc. Because journalism research increasingly transcends national and cultural boundaries, "Journalism Research: an Introduction" will target an international audience and be truly international in content. Although the choice of classic studies covered by the book reflects the fact that most influential work in journalism studies has originated from the United States and Europe, the textbook will also highlight selected works from other parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The persistent Western bias in journalism research will be addressed at length in its own chapter.


Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2009
Authors: Thomas Hanitzsch • Thorsten Quandt
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-6157-2
Barcode: 9781405161572
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Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Media, information & communication industries > Press & journalism
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Research methods
LSN: 1-4051-6157-4

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