Publication Year: 2009
Radio Journalism introduces key themes in journalism studies to explore what makes radio reporting distinctive and lay out the claims for radio's critical importance in the news landscape. With their extensive experience in radio production and academica, authors Guy Starkey and Andrew Crisell take readers on a tour through the past, present and future of radio broadcasting, from the infancy of the BBC in the 1920s up to the prospect of rolling news delivered to mobile telephones. Grounding each chapter in a survey of scholarly writing on the radio, they explore the connections between politics, policy and practice, inviting critical reflection on who radio professionals are, what they do and why. Putting theory and practice into dialogue, this book is the perfect bridge between unreflective ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: The Traveller Who Came Calling: A Short History of Radio Journalism
- Chapter 2: Constraining the Broadcasters and Training the Journalists: Political Economy and Social Demography
- Chapter 3: Riding the Radio Rapids: Recent Policy Developments
- Chapter 4: Digital Dexterity and the Nose for a Story: Contemporary Practices
- Chapter 5: The World at One – or at Sixes and Sevens? International Perspectives
- Chapter 6: Sound Ideas: Ways of Theorising the Field
- Chapter 7: Newsrunes: Divining the Future
- Chapter 8: Read All about it: A Critical Bibliography
Journalism Studies: Key Texts[Page ii]
Journalism Studies: Key Texts is a new textbook series that systematically maps the crucial connections between theory and practice in journalism. It provides the solid grounding students need in the history, theory, ‘real-life’ practice and future directions of journalism, while further engaging them in key critical debates. Drawing directly from how journalism is studied and understood today the series is a full-service resource for students and lecturers alike.
Series Editors: Martin Conboy David Finkelstein, Bob Franklin
© Guy Starkey and Andrew Crisell 2009
First published 2009
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