Alternative Journalism is the first book to investigate and analyse the diverse forms and genres of journalism that have arisen as challenges to mainstream news coverage. From the radical content of emancipatory media to the dizzying range of citizen journalist blogs and fanzine subcultures, this book charts the historical and cultural practices of this diverse and globalized phenomenon. This exploration goes to the heart of journalism itself, prompting a critical inquiry into the epistemology of news, the professional norms of objectivity, the elite basis of journalism and the hierarchical commerce of news production. In investigating the challenges to media power presented by alternative journalism, this book addresses not just the issues of politics and empowerment but also that of the journalism of popular culture and the everyday. The result is essential reading for students of journalism - both mainstream and alternative.
Chapter 9: Alternative Journalism: A Critical Bibliography
Alternative Journalism: A Critical Bibliography
As this is the first scholarly book to deal with alternative journalism, we have throughout the preceding chapters acknowledged the necessity of having to build our understanding from histories, surveys, case studies and theories from a wider range of studies. These include broader theories of alternative and radical media, accounts of community and development media, as well as historical and political-economic essays that set our study of alternative journalism in broader contexts. There are, though, some works that specifically address alternative journalism, though they are small in number: it is with these that we begin this critical bibliography. The remainder of this chapter follows the organization of the rest of the book: from each chapter, we ...