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What's the Point of News?

A Study in Ethical Journalism

Authors: Harcup, Tony

  • Explores what journalism might become if practiced alongside a commitment to ethical listening and active citizenship 
  • Challenges dominant news values in theory and practice by drawing on feminism and other forms of  critical thinking
  • Proposes an alternative set of contemporary news values based more on ideas of social justice than on chasing clicks
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About this book

This book questions whether the news we get is as useful for citizens as it could, or should, be. This international study of news is based on re-thinking and re-conceptualising the news values that underpin understandings of journalism. It goes beyond empirical descriptions of what journalism is to explore normative ideas of what it might become if practised alongside commitments to ethical listening, active citizenship and social justice. It draws lessons from both alternative and mainstream media output; from both journalists and scholars; from both practice and theory. It challenges dominant news values by drawing on insights from feminism, peace journalism and other forms of critical thinking that are usually found on the margins of journalism studies. This original and engaging contribution to knowledge proposes an alternative set of contemporary news values that have significant implications for the news industry, for journalism education and for democracy itself.

About the authors

Tony Harcup is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Sheffield, UK. He worked as a journalist within mainstream and alternative media before becoming a teacher, researcher and author. His books include the Oxford Dictionary of Journalism (2014); Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices (2012); and Journalism: Principles and Practice (2015), which has been translated into several languages.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39947-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. 72,79 €
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  • Due: May 20, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39946-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What's the Point of News?
Book Subtitle
A Study in Ethical Journalism
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39947-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39947-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39946-7
Edition Number
1
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