The Routledge Companion to Media and Scandal

1st Edition

Howard Tumber, Silvio Waisbord

April 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 536 Pages
ISBN 9780815387596 - CAT# K345169
Series: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions


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The Routledge Companion to Media and Scandal brings together, in one volume, different concepts in analysing various dimensions of scandals and to understand media practices and journalism in different countries and cultures.

The distinctiveness of the companion is that it encompasses a variety of subject areas: Communication, Media, Journalism studies, Law, Sociology, Cultural studies, International Politics, Criminology. The chapters are theoretically pluralist and take various historical and critical approaches to provide an understanding of mediated scandals. The companion is therefore both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. Individual essays examine universal principals of scandal making and also cultural specific ideas allowing for varying perspectives and international comparisons.

The Companion to Media and Scandal is divided into five parts:

Part 1 Key concepts in media and scandal studies

Part 2 Political context and media dynamics of scandals

Part 3 Scandals and Journalistic practices

Part 4 Themes and settings of media and scandal

Part 5 Consequences, and legacies of media scandals

With contributions from both leading and emerging scholars, The Routledge Companion to Media and Scandal is essential reading for students and academics in journalism, media studies and communication.

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