Global Journalism Research: Theories, Methods, Findings, Future

Global Journalism Research: Theories, Methods, Findings, Future

By: David Weaver (editor), Martin Loffelholz (editor), Andreas Schwarz (contributor)Hardback

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Global Journalism Research offers a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying journalists and journalism around the world. It charts the opportunities and challenges facing journalism research in an increasingly global field. * Brings together an elite team of contributors to create a comprehensive overview of journalism research and its different approaches, methods, and paradigms around the world * Examines the impact of developments in journalism that have resulted in it becoming an international phenomenon with global networks, no longer able to operate solely within national or cultural borders * Considers the theoretical frameworks necessary for journalists to embrace recent economic, political, and cultural changes - impacting on our basic definitions of journalism * Explores the issue of the increasingly blurring line between entertainment and news, as well as the formerly clear division between journalism, public relations and business communication * Draws on examples of journalism research from Asia, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North and Latin America

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Martin Loffelholz is Professor in Media Studies at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, where he has taught since 1998. He is a prolific writer, editor, researcher, and lecturer, and has written more than 100 articles and book chapters about journalism and journalism education, crisis and war communication, and intercultural and political communication. David Weaver is the Roy W. Howard Research Professor in the School of Journalism at Indiana University's Bloomington campus, where he has taught since 1974. He has published numerous books, book chapters, and articles on US journalists' backgrounds and opinions, the agenda-setting role of the news media in political campaigns, public opinion about investigative reporting, newspaper readership, foreign news coverage, and journalism education.

Contents

Notes on Contributors. Part I: Introduction to Journalism Research. 1. Questioning National, Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries: A Call for Global Journalism Research: David Weaver (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Martin Loffelholz (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany). Part II: Theories of Journalism Research. 2. Heterogeneous - Multi-dimensional - Competing: Theoretical Approaches on Journalism - an Overview: Martin Loffelholz (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany). 3. Journalism in a Globalizing World Society: A Societal Approach to Journalism Research: Manfred Ruhl (University of Bamberg). 4. Journalism as a Human Right: The Cultural Approach to Journalism: John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology). 5. The Structure of News Production: The Organizational Approach to Journalism Research: Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany). 6. Factors Behind Journalists' Professional Behavior: A Psychological Approach to Journalism Research: Wolfgang Donsbach (Dresden University, Germany). 7. Jounalism as a Symbolic Practice - The Gender Approach in Journalism Research: Gertrude J. Robinson (McGill University, Montreal). Part III: Methodology and Methods of Journalism Research. 8. Comparing Journalism across Cultural Boundaries: State-of-the-art, Strategies, Problems, and Solutions: Thomas Hanitzsch (University of Zurich). 9. Methods of Journalism Research-Survey: David Weaver (Indiana University, Bloomington). 10. Methods of Journalism Research - Content Analysis: Christian Kolmer (Media Tenor Institute, Bonn). 11. Methods of Journalism Research: Observation: Thorsten Quandt (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany). Part IV: Selected Paradigms and Findings of Journalism Research. 12. Journalism Research in the United States: Paradigm Shift in Times of Globalization: Jane B. Singer (University of Iowa). 13. Journalism Research in Germany: Evolution and Central Research Interests: Siegfried Weischenberg (Hamburg University, Germany) and Maja Malik (University of Munster, Germany). 14. Journalism Research in the UK: From Isolated Efforts to an Established Discipline: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Bob Franklin. 15. South African Journalism Research: Challenging Paradigmatic Schisms and Finding a Foothold in an Era of Globalization: Arnold S. de Beer (Stellenbosch University, South Africa). 16. Journalism Research in Greater China: Its Communities, Approaches, and Themes: Joseph Man Chan (University of Hong Kong), Ven-hwei Lo (National Chengchi University, Taiwan), and Zhongdang Pan (University of Wisconsin-Madison). 17. Journalism Research in Mexico: Historical Development and Research Interests in the Latin American Context: Maria Elena Hernandez Ramirez (University of Guadalajara) and Andreas Schwarz (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany). Part V: The Future of Journalism Research. 18. Re-Considering "Journalism" for Journalism Research: Ari Heinonen (University of Tampere, Finland) and Heikki Luostarinen (University of Tampere, Finland). 19. Theorizing a Globalized Journalism: Stephen D. Reese (University of Texas at Austin). 20. Going Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries in the Future of Journalism Research: Barbie Zelizer (University of Pennsylvania). 21. Journalism Education in an Era of Globalization: Mark Deuze (Indiana University, Bloomington). Part VI: Conclusions. 22. Journalism Research: Summing Up and Looking Ahead: Martin Loffelholz (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) and David Weaver (Indiana University, Bloomington). Index

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  • publication date: 21/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405153317
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781405153317
  • weight: 834
  • ISBN10: 1405153318

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