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.

Considering the Powerful and the Politically Marginal

Considering the powerful and the politically marginal

In Chapter 3 we examined the role of journalists in the production of news, and in Chapters 4 and 5 we looked at some of the most important external constraints upon the news production process, including the structure of ownership and control within which news organisations operate, the influence of the political élites and the ever present ‘shadow’ of the state. Now our attention turns to those organisations beyond government which for a variety of reasons seek to shape the production of news, or influence the news agenda, through their interaction with news journalists and news organisations. However, as we shall see, the culture, news values and practices of journalists described in ...

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