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Media and Journalism

New Approaches to Theory and Practice

Second Edition

Jason Bainbridge, Nicola Goc, and Liz Tynan

Publication Date - December 2011

ISBN: 9780195574104

528 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $91.95

An introductory text that provides an overview of the "mediasphere," Media and Journalism demonstrates how understanding media can inform a student's knowledge of journalism--and how understanding journalism can inform a student's knowledge of media.

Description

An introductory text that provides an overview of the "mediasphere," Media and Journalism: New Approaches to Theory and Practice, Second Edition, demonstrates how understanding media can inform a student's knowledge of journalism--and how understanding journalism can inform a student's knowledge of media.

Drawing on current theories of the media, authors Jason Bainbridge, Nicola Goc, and Liz Tynan integrate media theory with journalistic practice, providing students with practical instruction in how to write journalistic pieces.

This book is divided into six parts, with the focus becoming progressively broader--from journalism and news writing, to the contexts in which they operate, to the larger mediasphere, to the media industries themselves, and finally to the contexts in which these industries function. This organization encourages students to follow the flow of information and ideas from news production through to dissemination and negotiation, revealing how important journalism and media studies are to each other.

FEATURES

* Offers a blend of contemporary and classic case studies (e.g., Iraqi blogging and the War of the Worlds radio broadcast), providing students with a wide range of perspectives

* "Tools" sections at the end of each Part provide students with practical insights into interviewing, writing feature articles and media releases, and textual analysis, also highlighting key points

* Key terms: Mediasphere--thousands of texts connected to each other in subtle and obvious ways

About the Author(s)

Jason Bainbridge is Discipline Leader and Senior Lecturer of Media Studies at Swinburne University of Technology.

Nicola Goc is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Journalism, Media, and Communications at University of Tasmania.

Liz Tynan is Coordinator of Research Student Academic Support within the Graduate Research School at James Cook University.

Previous Publication Date(s)

December 2008

Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Introduction
    PART 1: INTRODUCING MEDIA AND JOURNALISM
    1. The Public Sphere
    2. The First Mass Medium
    3. The Fourth (or Fifth) Estate
    4. The Elements of Writing
    Case study 1: The Battle for a Free Press in Colonial Australia
    Tool 1: Print Media and Broadcast Interviews
    PART 2: MEDIA INSTITUTIONS
    5. Radio: The Tribal Drum
    6. Film: The Seventh Art
    7. Television: The Zoo -
    8. Public Relations: Spin Cycle
    Case study 2: Spinning the War: How PR Made the First Gulf War
    Tool 2: How to conduct a media conference
    PART 3: MEDIA ANALYSIS
    9. Media Texts
    10. Audiences and Representations
    11. Celebrity
    Case study 3: The Public Right to Know
    Tool 3: Textual Analysis and Media Research
    PART 4: MAKING NEWS
    12. News Values and News Culture
    13. Broadcast News: Keep It Simple
    14. Sub-editing, News Language and Convention
    15. Specialist Reporting: Doing the Rounds
    Case study 4: Dirty Deeds: Uncovering Maralinga
    Tool 4: Writing Features
    PART 5: FRAMEWORKS AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS
    16. Ethics in Communication
    17. Media Practice, Industry Change and the Law
    18. The New Media Environment
    19. Convergence
    20. Postmodernity
    Case study 5: The 'New' Journalism and Blogging on the World Wide Web
    Tool 5: New Media
    Conclusion: The View from Here