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Author Zelizer, Barbie, author.

Title What journalism could be / Barbie Zelizer.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2017.


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Description viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-316) and index.
Contents Imagining journalism -- Beginnings : Twelve metaphors for journalism -- Section I. Key tensions in journalism :- Cues for considering key tensions in journalism / Jennifer Henrichsen and Natacha Yazbeck -- "Eyewitnessing" as a journalistic key word: report, role, technology and aura -- How the shelf life of democracy in journalism scholarship hampers coverage of the refugee crisis -- Practice, ethics, scandal, terror -- Section II. Disciplinary matters : Cues for considering disciplinary matters / Jennifer Henrichsen and Natacha Yazbeck -- Journalism and the academy, revisited -- Journalism still in the service of communication -- On journalism and cultural studies : when facts, truth, and reality are god-terms -- Section III. New ways of thinking about journalistic practice : Cues for considering new ways of thinking about journalistic practice / Jennifer Henrichsen and Natacha Yazbeck -- A return to journalists as interpretive communities -- Reflecting on the culture of journalism -- When 21st-century war and conflict are reduced to a photograph -- Endings : Thinking temporally about journalism's future.
Summary "What Journalism Could Be" asks readers to re-imagine the news by embracing a conceptual prism long championed by one of journalism's leading contemporary scholars. A former reporter, media critic and academic, Barbie Zelizer charts a singular journey through journalism's complicated contours, prompting readers to rethink both how the news works and why it matters. Zelizer tackles longstanding givens in journalism's practice and study, offering alternative cues for assessing its contemporary environment. Highlighting journalism's intersection with interpretation, culture, emotion, contingency, collective memory, crisis and visuality, Zelizer brings new meaning to its engagement with events like the global refugee crisis, rise of the Islamic State, ascent of digital media and 21st century combat. Imagining what journalism could be involves stretching beyond the already known. Zelizer enumerates journalism's considerable current challenges while suggesting bold and creative ways of engaging with them. This book powerfully demonstrates how and why journalism remains of paramount importance.
Subject Journalism.
Journalism. (OCoLC)fst00984032
ISBN 9781509507863 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1509507868 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781509507870 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1509507876 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781509507894 (mobi)

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