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Published: 28 August 2014

176 Pages | Approximately 19 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199686872

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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Ian Hargreaves

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores all of the big issues affecting contemporary journalism
  • Considers the role journalism plays in an age of global, digital, and social media
  • Assesses journalism as a method of entertainment and the ethical issues that raises
  • Looks at the issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property
  • Offers a global perspective, including examples from around the world
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Reflects the growth of social media, online, and electronic journalism
  • Considers the impact technology has had on how war and major international issues/crises are dealt with
  • Looks at the development of online entertainment journalism, including examples such as Gawker and YouTube
  • Explores the impact of issues such as the banking and financial crisis as well as the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry in the UK
  • Includes an updated further reading section