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Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice


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The journal Journalism Studies was established at the turn of the new millennium by Bob Franklin. It was launched in the context of a burgeoning interest in the scholarly study of journalism and an expansive global community of journalism scholars and researchers. The ambition was to provide a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism as a subject of intellectual inquiry but also an arena of professional practice. Previously, the study of journalism in the UK and much of Europe was a fairly marginal branch of the larger disciplines of media, communication and cultural studies; only a handful of Universities offered degree programmes in the subject. Journalism Studies has flourished and succeeded in providing the intended public space for discussion of research on key issues within the field, to the point where in 2007 a sister journal, Journalism Practice, was launched to enable an enhanced focus on practice-based issues, as well as foregrounding studies of journalism education, training and professional concerns. Both journals are among the leading ranked journals within the field and publish six issues annually, in electronic and print formats. From the outset, the publication of themed issues has been a commitment for both journals. Their purpose is first, to focus on highly significant or neglected areas of the field; second, to facilitate discussion and analysis of important and topical policy issues; and third, to offer readers an especially high quality and closely focused set of essays, analyses and discussions; or all three.

The Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice book series draws on a wide range of these themed issues from both journals and thereby extends the critical and public forum provided by them. The Editor of the journals works closely with guest editors to ensure that the books achieve relevance for readers and the highest standards of research rigour and academic excellence. The series makes a significant contribution to the field of journalism studies by inviting distinguished scholars, academics and journalism practitioners to discuss and debate the central concerns within the field. It also reaches a wider readership of scholars, students and practitioners across the social sciences, humanities and communication arts, encouraging them to engage critically with, but also to interrogate, the specialist scholarly studies of journalism which this series provides.

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Entrepreneurial Journalism

Entrepreneurial Journalism

1st Edition

Kevin Rafter
March 22, 2019

Entrepreneurial journalism has emerged as a ‘hot topic’ for 21st century journalism, not just in the industry itself, but also in the academic community. This timely book seeks to make sense of the dramatic transformation of journalism, with a specific focus on what entrepreneurialism means for the...

Rethinking Research Methods in an Age of Digital Journalism

Rethinking Research Methods in an Age of Digital Journalism

1st Edition

Michael Karlsson, Helle Sjøvaag
February 14, 2019

The digital infrastructure of media production, dissemination and consumption is becoming increasingly complex, presenting the challenge of how we should research the digital journalism environment. Digital journalism takes many forms – we therefore need to revise, improve, adjust and even invent...

Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity

Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity

1st Edition

Stuart Allan
January 21, 2019

If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned voices may be heard in vigorous debate. While some of these voices are confidently...

Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age

Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age

1st Edition

Steen Steensen, Laura Ahva
January 08, 2019

Given the interdisciplinary nature of digital journalism studies and the increasingly blurred boundaries of journalism, there is a need within the field of journalism studies to widen the scope of theoretical perspectives and approaches. Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age discusses new avenues...

Journalism in an Era of Big Data: Cases, concepts, and critiques

Journalism in an Era of Big Data: Cases, concepts, and critiques

1st Edition

Seth C. Lewis
January 08, 2019

Big data is marked by staggering growth in the collection and analysis of digital trace information regarding human and natural activity, bound up in and enabled by the rise of persistent connectivity, networked communication, smart machines, and the internet of things. In addition to their impact...

Journalism, Democracy and Civil Society in India

Journalism, Democracy and Civil Society in India

1st Edition

Shakuntala Rao, Vipul Mudgal
October 18, 2018

Since independence in 1947 India has remained a stable and functioning democracy in the face of enormous challenges. Amid a variety of interlinking contraries and a burgeoning media – one of the largest in the world – there has been a serious dearth of scholarship on the role of journalists and...

Cultural Journalism and Cultural Critique in the Media

Cultural Journalism and Cultural Critique in the Media

1st Edition

Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Unni From
October 18, 2018

This book addresses a topic in journalism studies that has gained increasing scholarly attention since the mid-2000s: the coverage and evaluation of arts and culture, or what we term ‘cultural journalism and cultural critique’. The book highlights three approaches to this emerging research field: (...

The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities

The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities

1st Edition

Stuart Allan, Cynthia Carter, Stephen Cushion, Lina Dencik, Inaki Garcia-Blanco, Janet Harris, Richard Sambrook, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Andy Williams
September 25, 2018

This volume draws together research originally presented at the 2015 Future of Journalism conference at Cardiff University, UK. The conference theme, ‘Risks, Threats and Opportunities,’ highlighted five areas of particular concern for discussion and debate. The first of these areas, ‘Journalism and...

The Places and Spaces of News Audiences

The Places and Spaces of News Audiences

1st Edition

Chris Peters
September 04, 2018

Historically, or so we would like to believe, the story of everyday life for many people included regular, definitive moments of news consumption. Journalism, in fact, was distributed around these routines: papers were delivered before breakfast, the evening news on TV buttressed the transition...

Slow Journalism

Slow Journalism

1st Edition

Megan Le Masurier
August 29, 2018

Slow Journalism has emerged in recent years to enact a critique of the limitations and dangers of the speed of much mainstream contemporary journalistic practice. There have been types of journalism produced and consumed slowly for centuries, of course. What is new is the context of...

Writing the First World War after 1918

Writing the First World War after 1918

1st Edition

Adrian Bingham
July 11, 2018

This book explores how print journalism was a powerful and persistent influence on public attitudes to, and memories of, the First World War in a range of participant nations, including Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, the United States and Australia. With contributions from an international...

The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty

The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty

1st Edition

Bob Franklin
June 16, 2017

The development of digital media has delivered innovations and prompted tectonic shifts in all aspects of journalism practice, the journalism industry and scholarly research in the field of journalism studies; this book offers detailed accounts of changes in all three arenas. The collapse of the ‘...

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