News and News Sources: A Critical Introduction

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SAGE Publications, Mar 20, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 264 pages
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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.

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Theorising News Media and News Sources
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Paul manning is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at De Monfort University

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