The occupational world of electronic news-gathering photographers is the focus of this study, which seeks to reveal their perceptions of their work and the knowledge and competence that underlie it. These goals are accomplished through the ethnographic analysis of qualitative data gathered through participant observation in their natural setting--at work. A reflexive description of the data explores the emerging nature of the occupation, the context of markets within which it exists, the people involved, and the practical skills required for the work.
?Having worked in boradcast news and having done extensive primary research on the historical development of television news, I can recommend Lindekugel's account as capturing accurately the tenor and substance of typical shop talk among news photographers. The volume should be useful both to scholars who study the news media and to those who work inside the industry. Moreover, it would be an excellent volume to recommend to students, who often yearn for insider accounts of the occupations to which they aspire.?-Contemporary Sociology
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Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th July 1994
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.45