News and News Sources offers a fresh introduction to the sociology of news. News and News Sources: reviews new research in the rapidly expanding field of political communication, drawing upon material from Britain, Europe and the USA; provides a clear introduction to the processes of news production and the implications of the rise in global electronic news communication; and assesses the various theoretical frameworks available for analysing these developments including fuctionalism, pluralism, Marxism, political economy, hegemony theory, discourse theory and postmodernism.

Why Worry about the Sources of News?

Why worry about the sources of news?

This book is about news journalism but it is also about the importance of news sources. With the expansion of communication and media studies courses in recent years, there are now dozens of books available which describe the work of journalists and the processes involved in the making of news. Rather fewer studies give more than brief consideration to the question of where journalists get their information from, although there is now an emerging body of material on the activities of certain news sources, such as environmentalists, trade unionists, and those organisations campaigning in policy arenas such as criminal justice or health. Yet the study of news sources and their relationships with ...

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