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Br(e)aking the News

Journalism, Politics and New Media
Janey Gordon, Paul Rowinski, Gavin Stewart
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Journalism, Politics and New Media
Janey Gordon, Paul Rowinski, Gavin Stewart
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What is the breaking news in the world today? How did you find out this news? How do you know it is true? Was it reported ethically? What checks and balances are being put on the news media?
The answers to these questions reflect the themes of this book. The chapters are by experienced journalists, academics and practitioners in the field. They unravel and clearly present the recent and on-going developments in journalism and the press around the globe, including the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Chapters deal with the phone hacking and data thefts in the UK that provoked a major inquiry into press ethics and standards. Twitter is examined and found to be a valuable tool for reporters in the Arab world and research shows how, in Australia, readers use Twitter to pass along news topics. Chapters also explore the use of the mobile phone to access news in sub-Saharan Nigeria, the role of media magnates in presenting political views in Europe, and Wikipedia's representation of conflict. This collection of fourteen chapters by leading authors examines journalism as practised today and what we might expect from it in the future.

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Publisher
Peter Lang
Year
2013
ISBN
9783035305050
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Communication Studies
Edition
1

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