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Journalism Studies

Theory and Practice

Series Editor: Bob Franklin

The journal Journalism Studies was established at the turn of the new millennium by Bob Franklin. It was launched in the context of a burgeoning interest in the scholarly study of journalism and an expansive global community of journalism scholars and researchers. The ambition was to provide a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism as a subject of intellectual inquiry but also an arena of professional practice. Previously, the study of journalism in the UK and much of Europe was a fairly marginal branch of the larger disciplines of media, communication and cultural studies; only a handful of Universities offered degree programmes in the subject. Journalism Studies has flourished and succeeded in providing the intended public space for discussion of research on key issues within the field, to the point where in 2007 a sister journal, Journalism Practice, was launched to enable an enhanced focus on practice-based issues, as well as foregrounding studies of journalism education, training and professional concerns. Both journals are among the leading ranked journals within the field and publish six issues annually, in electronic and print formats. From the outset, the publication of themed issues has been a commitment for both journals. Their purpose is first, to focus on highly significant or neglected areas of the field; second, to facilitate discussion and analysis of important and topical policy issues; and third, to offer readers an especially high quality and closely focused set of essays, analyses and discussions; or all three.

The Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice book series draws on a wide range of these themed issues from both journals and thereby extends the critical and public forum provided by them. The Editor of the journals works closely with guest editors to ensure that the books achieve relevance for readers and the highest standards of research rigour and academic excellence. The series makes a significant contribution to the field of journalism studies by inviting distinguished scholars, academics and journalism practitioners to discuss and debate the central concerns within the field. It also reaches a wider readership of scholars, students and practitioners across the social sciences, humanities and communication arts, encouraging them to engage critically with, but also to interrogate, the specialist scholarly studies of journalism which this series provides.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 16 results in Journalism Studies
  1. Digital Technologies and the Evolving African Newsroom

    Towards an African Digital Journalism Epistemology

    Edited by Hayes Mabweazara

    Series: Journalism Studies

    African newsrooms are experiencing the disruptive impact of new digital technologies on the way they generate and disseminate news. Indeed, newsrooms are being forced to adapt in various ways and there are clear dimensions of localized creativity and adaptations by journalists to the digital...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution

    Edited by Sue Robinson

    Series: Journalism Studies

    This edited volume documents the changes taking place globally in local community practices. Digital technologies and globalization have forced evolutions in how we go about producing and consuming journalism, and these essays empirically and theoretically advance the scholarly conversations about...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. How Journalism Uses History

    Edited by Martin Conboy

    Series: Journalism Studies

    How Journalism Uses History examines the various ways in which journalism uses history and historical sources in order to better understand the relationships between journalists, historians and journalism scholars. It highlights the ambiguous overlap between the role of the historian and that of...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Press and Popular Culture in Interwar Europe

    Edited by Sarah Newman, Matt Houlbrook

    Series: Journalism Studies

    This collection shows the importance of a comparative European framework for understanding developments in the popular press and journalism between the wars. This was, it argues, a formative and vital period in the making of the modern press. A great deal of fine scholarship on the development of...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cosmopolitanism and the New News Media

    Edited by Lilie Chouliaraki, Bolette Blaagaard

    Series: Journalism Studies

    The Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Haiti earthquake are only some of the recent examples of the power of new media to transform journalism. Some celebrate this power as a new cosmopolitanism that challenges the traditional boundaries of foreign reporting, yet others fear that...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Cross-continental Views on Journalistic Skills

    Edited by Leen d'Haenens, Michaël Opgenhaffen, Maarten Corten

    Series: Journalism Studies

    This book considers the role journalism education plays in coping with a changing media landscape. It looks at how journalists can empower themselves in an effort to excel in an evolving environment and considers whether it suffices for them to master ‘pre-millennial’ basic...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates

    Edited by Bob Franklin

    Series: Journalism Studies

    The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates analyses the radical shifts in journalism which are changing every aspect of the gathering, reporting and reception of news. The drivers of these changes include the rapid innovations in communication technologies, the competitive and fragmenting...

    Published June 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Lifestyle Journalism

    Edited by Folker Hanusch

    Series: Journalism Studies

    Lifestyle journalism has experienced enormous growth in the media over the past two decades, but scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies have so far paid relatively little attention to a field that is still sometimes seen as "not real journalism". There is now an urgent need...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Online Reporting of Elections

    Edited by Einar Thorsen

    Series: Journalism Studies

    This book contributes to debates concerning online reporting of elections and the challenges facing journalism in the context of democratic change. The speed of technological adaptation by journalists and their audiences means online news is gradually becoming a normalised part of media landscapes...

    Published April 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Environmental Journalism

    Edited by Henrik Bodker, Irene Neverla

    Series: Journalism Studies

    Environmental journalism is an increasingly significant area for study within the broader field of journalism studies. It connects the concerns of politics, science, business, culture and the natural world whilst also exploring the boundaries between the local, regional and global. A central...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Making Sense of Mediatized Politics: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
    Edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Frank Esser
    To Be Published March 31st 2015

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