Making Journalists: Diverse Models, Global Issues

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Hugo de Burgh
Psychology Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages

At a time when the media's relation to power is at the forefront of political discussion, this book considers how journalists can affect public discourse on politics, economy and society at large.

From well-known and respected authors providing all new material, Making Journalists considers journalism education, training, practice and professionalism across a wide range of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, India, USA and the UK.

The book offers insights into:

  • what journalism is
  • how education makes the journalist and, therefore, the news
  • models of journalism taught and practised across the globe
  • the ethical implications of the process.

When news reporting can lead to decisions on whether or not to got to war, everything can be affected by journalists and their mediation of the world. This text brings these present issues together in one invaluable resource for all students of journalism, politics and media studies.

 

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Contents

What is journalism?
25
Who are journalists?
44
Journalism and the making of a profession
58
Is there a European model ofjourniilism?
77
exception or exemplar?
94
convergence and contestation
107
the changing contours
127
The changing dynamics of Arab journalism
142
African journalism and the struggle for democratic media
157
the role of the press
181
The evolution of journalism education in the United States
205
Whos to make journalists?
227
journalism and
245
Can we make journalists better?
264
miex
277
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Hugo de Burgh is Professor of Journalism at the University of Westminster. He writes on relationships between journalism and modernisation and has published books on the history of journalism in China, and on investigative journalism.

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