Bringing together new and classic work by Tony Harcup, this book considers the development of alternative journalism from the 1970s up until today.
Bringing theory and practice together, Harcup builds an understanding of alternative media through the use of detailed case studies and surveys. Including opinions of journalists who have worked in both mainstream and alternative media, he considers the motivations, practices and roles of alternative journalism as well as delving into ethical considerations.
Moving from the history of alternative journalism, Harcup considers the recent spread of 'citizen journalism' and the use of social media, and asks what the role of alternative journalism is today.
Tony Harcup is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield. His previous publications include: Journalism: Principles and Practice (2nd ed, 2009); The Ethical Journalist (2007); Newspaper Journalism (2010, co-authored with Peter Cole) and A Northern Star: Leeds Other Paper and the alternative press 1974-1994 (1994).
Foreword: Local Journalism, Radical Reporting and the Everyday Section 1: Alternative Media, Alternative Voices 1. Introduction: From `Native Reporting' to `Native Researching' 2. An Insurrection in Words: East End Voices in the 1970s Section 2: The Alternative Local Press: A Critical Overview 3. A Northern Star: Leeds Other Paper and the Alternative Press 1974-1994 4. The Alternative Local Press Section 3: Reporting From The Ground Up: Alternative Journalism In Practice 5. `The Unspoken - Said': The Journalism of Alternative Media 6. It Wasn't All About Arthur: Alternative Media and the Miners' Strike 7. Reporting the Voices of the Voiceless During the Miners' Strike: an Early Form of `Citizen Journalism' Section 4: Alternative Media Activists: Motivations And Reflections 8. `I'm Doing this to Change the World': Journalism in Alternative and Mainstream Media 9. Citizens in the Newsroom: Democracy, Ethics and Journalism 10. Alternative Journalism as Active Citizenship Section 5: Alternative Media Today and Tomorrow 11. Alternative Journalism: Oppositional Reporting in Practice Appendix 1. Statements published in The Other Paper, LOP and Northern Star Appendix 2. Views on the News Appendix 3. National Conference of Alternative Papers Index ?