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Journalism and Meaning-Making: Reading the Newspaper (Verica Rupar)

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Code: 1-57273-93833

Title: Journalism and Meaning-Making
Sub-title: Reading the Newspaper
Editor(s): Verica Rupar
Publish Date: June 2010
Pages: 238
Format: Paper
This collection of essays puts the issue of making sense of reality at the center of the debate about journalism. Intellectually challenging and provocative, the essays invite readers to think critically about the information circulating in the news media, and to explore the position of journalism in society. Well-illustrated case studies support historical, linguistic, sociological and cultural analyses of the tools, techniques and rules journalists use to reprsent, interpret, and construct reality. Well-written, well-timed and supported by a number of examples, this book is directed at an academic as well as general audience interested in journalism and its place in our understanding of the world.

Contents: Introduction. HOW THE NEWS MAKES SENSE. Journalism as Performative Discourse: The Importance of Form and Style in Journalism, Marcel Broersma. What’s Wrong with Narrative Theories of News? Donald Matheson. An Invitation to Compare Journalism Histories, Svennik Høyer. JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE. Journalism and Social Change: 100 Years of the New Zealand Daily The Dominion (Post), Verica Rupar. Ownership, Cooperation, and the News: A Case Study of the New Zealand Press Association, Grant Hannis. Traditional and Innovative Trends in Journalism Reporting Practices in Cross-Media Environments, Ebbe Grunwald. Tabloidization: Form, Style and Sociocultural Change, David Rowe. JOURNALISM AND MEDIATION OF REALITY. Journalism and Celebrity Politics, Libby Lester. Death in the Media: Representations of Tragedy and Trauma—The Port Arthur Massacre and the Thredbo Landslide, Annona Pearse. Having it Both Ways? Images and Text Face Off in the Broadsheet Feature Story, Dorothy Economou. What You See and What You Get: The Evolving Role of News Photographs in an Australian Broadsheet, Helen Caple. Author Index. Subject Index.

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