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Key Concepts in Journalism Studies

by Bob Franklin et al SAGE Publications Ltd
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The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers:
- a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes and effects of journalism
- a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues
- further reading suggestions
The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

CONTENTS: Entry; Absence; Accessibility; Accountability; Accuracy; Adversarial journalism; Advertising; Advertising codes; Advertorial; Agenda setting; Agony aunt; Alternative media; Ambient news; Apologies; April fool; Audience; Audience fragmentation; Audience segmentation; Bad News; Balance; Bandwidth; Bias; Bi-media; Broadcasting; Broadloid; Broadsheet; Calcutt; Cartoons; Censorship; Chequebook journalism; Circulation; Collocation; Columnist; Commercial radio/ILR; Communication; Communication Act 2003; Competition; Contempt of court; Content analysis; Context; Contextualised journalism; Convergence; Conversation analysis; Culturogical approaches; Cyberspace; D notice, DA notice; Decoding; Defamation; De-regulation; De-unionisation; Diary; Digitisation; Discourse; Discourse analysis; Documentary; Dumbing down; Editor; Email; Embargo; Embedded journalist; Ethics (journalism); Ethnicity; Fairness; Fallacy; Fifth estate; Fillers or ''COIs''; First Amendment; Fleet Street; Focus Groups; Fourth estate; Framing; Franchise auction; Free newspaper; Freelance; Gallery reporters; Gatekeeper; Glasgow Media Group; Globalisation; Gonzo journalism; Guard dog theory of journalism; Hard news; Hegemony; Hierarchy of influences; Himalayan option; Human Rights Act; Hutton; Hypertext (hypermedia, hyperlink); Ideology; Ideological state apparatuses; Icon; Impartiality; Independent national radio; Independent producers; Information architecture; Information subsidies; Infotainment; Interactivity; Internet; Intertextuality; Inverted pyramid; Interview; Investigative journalism; Journalism; Journalism education; Journalism studies; Journalism of attachment; Journalist; Lapdog theory of journalism; Libel; Licence fee; Lobby; Local newspaper; Local radio; Macrostructure; Market driven journalism; McDonaldization and McJournalism; Mass communication; Media; Media effects; Media mogul; Media scrum; Metaphor; Metonym; Minimax programming; Modality; Modern mainstream; Moral panic; Multiculturalism; Multimedia; Myth; Narrative; Narrowcasting/niche broadcasting; National press; New media; New technology; News bunny; News; News agency; News angle; News editor; Newsgathering; News management; News release; Newsroom; News values; Newszak; Obituary; Objectivity; Off the record; Official Secrets Act; Online advertising; Online journalism; Orientalism; Othering; Ownership; Oxygen of publicity; Photojournalism; Plurality test; Portal; Prejudice; Press baron; Press freedom; Presupposition; Primary definition; Prime Minister's Press Secretary; Privacy; Producer choice; Producers' guidelines; Production format roles; Promise of performance; Propaganda; Propaganda model; Proprietorialism; Public access Broadcasting; Public interest; Public interest broadcasting; Public interest test; Public journalism; Public relations; Public service broadcasting; Public sphere; Quality threshold; Racism; Radio; Reach/share; Readers' Editor (Ombudsman); Readers' letters; Readership; Reconstruction; Referential strategies; Regulation; Reporter; Representation; Right of reply; Rolling news; Royal Commissions on the press; Scripts; Self-censorship; Self-regulation; Sensationalism; Shovelware; Signification; Silly season; Sketch writers; Soft news; Sources; Spin; Spin doctor; Spoiler; Stereotype; Story; Style; Style guide; Subscription; Tabloid; Target audience; Taxes on Knowledge; Television; Text; Trade press; Transitivity; Two step flow; Two way; Usability; Uses and gratifications; Video journalist; Video news release; Virtual community; Watchdog journalism; Watergate; Weblog; Website; World Wide Web; Yellow Journalism;

Entry Absence Accessibility Accountability Accuracy Adversarial journalism Advertising Advertising codes Advertorial Agenda setting Agony aunt Alternative media Ambient news Apologies April fool Audience Audience fragmentation Audience segmentation Bad News Balance Bandwidth Bias Bi-media Broadcasting Broadloid Broadsheet Calcutt Cartoons Censorship Chequebook journalism Circulation Collocation Columnist Commercial radio/ILR Communication Communication Act 2003 Competition Contempt of court Content analysis Context Contextualised journalism Convergence Conversation analysis Culturogical approaches Cyberspace D notice, DA notice Decoding Defamation De-regulation De-unionisation Diary Digitisation Discourse Discourse analysis Documentary Dumbing down Editor Email Embargo Embedded journalist Ethics (journalism) Ethnicity Fairness Fallacy Fifth estate Fillers or 'COIs' First Amendment Fleet Street Focus Groups Fourth estate Framing Franchise auction Free newspaper Freelance Gallery reporters Gatekeeper Glasgow Media Group Globalisation Gonzo journalism Guard dog theory of journalism Hard news Hegemony Hierarchy of influences Himalayan option Human Rights Act Hutton Hypertext (hypermedia, hyperlink) Ideology Ideological state apparatuses Icon Impartiality Independent national radio Independent producers Information architecture Information subsidies Infotainment Interactivity Internet Intertextuality Inverted pyramid Interview Investigative journalism Journalism Journalism education Journalism studies Journalism of attachment Journalist Lapdog theory of journalism Libel Licence fee Lobby Local newspaper Local radio Macrostructure Market driven journalism McDonaldization and McJournalism Mass communication Media Media effects Media mogul Media scrum Metaphor Metonym Minimax programming Modality Modern mainstream Moral panic Multiculturalism Multimedia Myth Narrative Narrowcasting/niche broadcasting National press New media New technology News bunny News News agency News angle News editor Newsgathering News management News release Newsroom News values Newszak Obituary Objectivity Off the record fficial Secrets Act Online advertising Online journalism Orientalism Othering Ownership Oxygen of publicity Photojournalism Plurality test Portal Prejudice Press baron Press freedom Presupposition Primary definition Prime Minister's Press Secretary Privacy Producer choice Producers' guidelines Production format roles Promise of performance Propaganda Propaganda model Proprietorialism Public access broadcasting Public interest Public interest broadcasting Public interest test Public journalism Public relations Public service broadcasting Public sphere Quality threshold Racism Radio Reach/share Readers' Editor (Ombudsman) Readers' letters Readership Reconstruction Referential strategies Regulation Reporter Representation Right of reply Rolling news Royal Commissions on the press Scripts Self-censorship Self-regulation Sensationalism Shovelware Signification Silly season Sketch writers Soft news Sources Spin Spin doctor Spoiler Stereotype Story Style Style guide Subscription Tabloid Target audience Taxes on Knowledge Television Text Trade press Transitivity Two step flow Two way Usability Uses and gratifications Video journalist Video news release Virtual community Watchdog journalism Watergate Weblog Website World Wide Web Yellow Journalism

'The five authors have drawn on their enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise for this book, which will be essential reading for students in journalism, and as invaluable reference tool for their professional careers'

Bob Franklin Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Martin Hamer University of Sheffield
Mark Hanna University of Sheffield
Marie Kinsey University of Sheffield
John Richardson University of Sheffield