Foundations of Community Journalism

Foundations of Community Journalism

By: William H. Reader (editor), John A. Hatcher (editor)Paperback

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Foundations of Community Journalism: A Primer for Research is the first and only book to focus on how to understand and conduct research in this ever increasing field. With chapters written by established journalism academics and teachers, the book provides students and researchers with an understanding of the multiple and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of community journalism, with what community journalism is as a research concept, and with a range of different methods and theories that can be applied to community journalism research. While there are numerous 'how-to' community journalism manuals for students and newspaper editors, none contains the focus on how to conduct research into community journalism - a focus needed in this era of accountability.

About Author

Bill Reader (M.A. & B.A.; The Pennsylvania State University) is a tenured Associate Professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He has been teaching journalism at the collegiate level since 1997, and was a working journalist (reporter, photographer, copy editor, and opinion-page editor) from 1992 to 2000. He is the author of several studies of journalism ethics and practice published in top peer-reviewed journals, as well as a co-authored book about journalism ethics and several chapters for academic books. He was the founding research chair of the Community Journalism Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and has served as secretary, vice-chair, and chair of that group. Reader also is an academic partner and steering-committee member of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and an active member of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. He is a member of the editorial board of Newspaper Research Journal and served as guest editor of a special issue of the journal focused on community newspapers. John A. Hatcher (Ph.D. & M.A., Syracuse University; B.A., Humboldt State University) is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Minnesota Duluth and has taught journalism at the collegiate level since 2001. He studied mass communication and political communication at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He has written about the sociology of news and community journalism for academic and professional publications and has published numerous articles on community journalism in peer-reviewed journals. He has 15 years of experience as a newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist. From 2000 to 2003 he was Education Director of the Center for Community Journalism, where he worked as a consultant for community newspapers and wrote extensively about the community press for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the National Newspaper Association. Hatcher was a founding member of the Community Journalism Interest Group of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and has served as secretary and membership chair of that group. He also is a member of the Minnesota Newspaper Association Education Committee.


Foreword. Community Journalism Research: Rooted in the Groove - Jock Lauterer PART I: BACKGROUND AND EXPLICATION 1. Community Journalism: A Concept of Connectedness (with an essay, "Community Journalism's Challenge to do Journalism," by Linda Steiner) - Bill Reader 2. Key Works: Some Connections Between Journalism and Community (with an essay, "Bringing Scholars and Professionals Together," by Gloria Freela) - Jack Rosenberry 3. The ?Minnesota Team?: Key Studies of Institutional Power and Community Media (with an essay, "Profile of a Research Team," by Eileen Gilligan) - Eileen Gilligan PART II: THEORIES AND METHODS 4. Community Journalism and Community History (with an essay, "Re-examine the History of Big-city Community Journalism," by G. Michael Killenberg) - Janice Hume 5. The Challenge of Measuring Community Journalism (with an essay, "Methodological Choices Offered from the Study of the Norwegian Press," by Sigurd Host) - Wilson Lowrey 6. Drawing from the Critical Cultural Well (with an essay, "Asian and American Perspectives on Community Journalism," by Crispin C. Maslog) - Bill Reader 7. A View From Outside: What Other Social Science Disciplines Can Teach Us About Community Journalism (with an essay, "Community Journalism as Metropolitan Ecology," by Lewis Friedland) - John Hatcher PART III: MULTIMEDIA AND GLOBAL CONSIDERATIONS 8. Considering Community Journalism from the Perspective of Public Relations and Advertising (with an essay, "The Economics of Community Newspapers" by Stephen Lacy) - Diana Knott Martinelli 9. Broadcasting and Community Journalism (with an essay, "The Developing World: Considering Community Radio in Africa," by Guy Berger) - George L. Daniels 10: Community Journalism in an Online World (with an essay, "Citizens, Journalists, and User-Generated Content," by Nicholas W. Jankowski) - Hans K. Meyer and George L. Daniels 11: Magazines and Community (with an essay, "Making the Mundane Matter," by Carolyn Kitch) - Cary Roberts Frith 12: Community Journalism as an International Phenomenon (with an essay, "Studying the Global Community of Community Journalists," by Chad Stebbins) - John Hatcher APPENDIX: Resources for Community Journalism Researchers

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  • ISBN13: 9781412974660
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781412974660
  • ISBN10: 1412974666

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