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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 production manuals and generalised media theory texts. Witty and engaging, Radio Journalism provides an essential framework for understanding the continuing relevance of radio journalism as a profession, set of practices and arena for critical debate.

Newsrunes: Divining the Future
Newsrunes: Divining the future
Radio but Not as We've Known it: Multi-Platform Delivery

When pondering the future of radio journalism, we can do no more than play an inspired guessing game. Everything depends on the changes that radio itself will undergo. Many of them will be substantial, but some perhaps will be more apparent than real. On the other hand, we shall see that within radio journalism certain changes that occur could be more real than apparent, in the sense that while news programmes might sound very much as they presently do, they could conceal a changed understanding of the news and new ways of gathering it. Moreover, since many of the technological and political issues that the medium faces are also faced ...

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