- Stephen Cushion - Cardiff University, UK
Journalism | Mass Communication (General)
- Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths, University of London
"An admirably ambitious synthesis of journalism scholarship and journalism practice, providing a comprehensive resource of historical analysis, contemporary trends and key data."
- Stewart Purvis, City University and former CEO of ITN
Despite the democratic promise of new media, television journalism remains the most viewed, valued and trusted source of information in many countries around the world.
Comparing patterns of ownership, policy and regulation, this book explores how different environments have historically shaped contemporary trends in television journalism internationally. Informed by original research, Television Journalism lays bare the implications of market forces, public service interventions and regulatory shifts in television journalism's changing production practices, news values and audience expectations.
Accessibly written and packed with topical references, this authoritative account offers fresh insights into the past, present and future of journalism, making it a necessary point of reference for upper-level undergraduates, researchers and academics in broadcasting, journalism, mass communication and media studies.
This excellent text draws upon a wide range of empirical research to provide a comprehensive exploration of the world of TV journalism.
This is a very useful textbook that has been adopted for my Level 2 and 3 undergraduate modules that deal with journalism and ethics. It also features a helpful chapter in which the journal based research of Lewis and Cushion from 2005-present is summarised - great news for the student who struggles with Athens account research. Library orders have already been placed and received.
For students interested in an up-to date insight into the making of the broadcast television journalism profession today. As the MA course I am teaching ("Journalistic Methods) is more broad, I recommend the book to those keen on TV journalism particularly.
An excellent and timely addition to an under-theorised field