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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Ian Hargreaves

August 2014

ISBN: 9780199686872

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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In this new edition of the Very Short Introduction to Journalism, Ian Hargreaves considers the role and place of journalism in our constantly evolving digital world. Exploring issues relating to privacy, democracy, the entertainment industry, and global social media, Hargreaves explores the shape and influence of journalism in years to come.

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In this new edition of the Very Short Introduction to Journalism, Ian Hargreaves considers the role and place of journalism in our constantly evolving digital world. Exploring issues relating to privacy, democracy, the entertainment industry, and global social media, Hargreaves explores the shape and influence of journalism in years to come.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Ian Hargreaves has been Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Cardiff since 2010. From 2006-2008 he was Senior Partner at Ofcom and between 2008-2010 he was Director of Strategic Communications for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is heavily involved in the global debates surrounding intellectual property and copyright.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The power paradox
    1:Born free: a brief history of news media
    2:Big brother: journalism and the altered state
    3:The first casualty: journalists at war
    4:Star-struck: journalism as entertainment
    5:Up to a point, Lord Copper's: who owns journalists?
    6:Hacks v. flacks: journalism and public relations
    7:Murder is my meat: the ethics of journalism
    8:Digital: after the deluge
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

Review from previous edition Hargreaves has written a timely and disturbing account of journalism in peril. - Martin Bell, The Times

Ian Hargreaves is a distinguished journalist and academic with a fine track record of editorial integrity and incisive thought. - Chris Cramer, Director of News, CNN