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Media and Journalism : New Approaches to Theory and Practice - Jason Bainbridge

Media and Journalism

New Approaches to Theory and Practice


Published: 25th October 2011
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"Bainbridge provides for journalism students an all-you-ever-needed-to-know introduction to media studies. It will get students acquainted with the concepts, theories, terminology and research methods used to "read" media and popular culture." Review of 1st Edition - Australian Journalism Review. An introductory text that provides an overview of the 'mediasphere' to demonstrate how a knowledge of media can inform a knowledge of journalism and vice versa; and to show how such knowledge is best acquired through a combination of theory and practice. It integrates media theory with journalistic practice by drawing on current theories of the media as well as providing practical instruction on how to write journalistic pieces that put these theories into practice. This book is divided into five 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, to the contexts in which these industries function. This 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. Key Features A blend of 'up-to-date' (WikiLeaks) and 'classic' (War of the Worlds radio broadcast) case studies to offer students a wide range of perspectives. Each part is completed with a 'Tools' section. This provides practical training, eg: interviewing, writing feature articles and media releases, textual analysis, and highlights the aims of the section. New to this Edition New chapters on Specialist Reporting and Media Practice, Industry Change and the Law More content on legal ethic New case studies for each part Case studies from the 1st edition are available for students and lecturers online. Media and Journalism is also available as an e-book.

About the Author

Jason Bainbridge is Discipline leader and Senior lecturer, Media Studies, Swinburne University of Technology. Nicola Goc is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Journalism, Media and Communications, University of Tasmania. Liz Tynan is Co-ordinator of Research Student Academic Support within the Graduate Research School, James Cook University.

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 AustraliaTool 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 Politician, the Journalist, Privacy and the Public Right to Know Tool 3: Textual Analysis and Media Research PART 4: MAKING NEWS 12. News Values and News Culture in a Changing World 13. Broadcast News: Keep It Simple 14. Subediting, 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: Journalism and Blogging on the World Wide Web Tool 5: New Media and Journalism Practice

ISBN: 9780195574104
ISBN-10: 0195574109
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 25th October 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised