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What's the point of news? : a study in ethical journalism, Tony Harcup, (electronic book)

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What's the point of news? : a study in ethical journalism
Title
What's the point of news?
Title remainder
a study in ethical journalism
Statement of responsibility
Tony Harcup
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book questions whether the news we get is as useful for citizens as it could, or should, be. This international study of news is based on re-thinking and re-conceptualising the news values that underpin understandings of journalism. It goes beyond empirical descriptions of what journalism is to explore normative ideas of what it might become if practised alongside commitments to ethical listening, active citizenship and social justice. It draws lessons from both alternative and mainstream media output; from both journalists and scholars; from both practice and theory. It challenges dominant news values by drawing on insights from feminism, peace journalism and other forms of critical thinking that are usually found on the margins of journalism studies. This original and engaging contribution to knowledge proposes an alternative set of contemporary news values that have significant implications for the news industry, for journalism education and for democracy itself
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Harcup, Tony
Dewey number
174.9097
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4756
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Journalistic ethics
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Label
What's the point of news? : a study in ethical journalism, Tony Harcup, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Chapter 1: What Is the Point of News? -- The Purpose of This Study -- Research Questions and Methodology -- The Structure of This Monograph -- References -- Chapter 2: Contextualising News Values: A Review of the Literature -- 'News Is Not the Event': Critical Accounts of News -- Taxonomies of News Values or Factors -- Democratic Expectations of News -- "Contesting the Boundaries of News" -- Peace Journalism -- The Journalism of Alternative Media -- Feminist Critiques of the News -- Feminist Standpoint Epistemology and Journalism
  • Potential for Doing News Differently -- References -- Chapter 3: Alternative Values in News Reporting -- "News You're Not Supposed to Know" -- "Different Ways of Looking at Things" -- "Why Have News?" -- "Digging a Bit Deeper" -- "Journalism Coming Back to the Streets" -- "A Tool of Social Change" -- "Fighters for the Democratisation of Information" -- "Our Stories, Our Nuance, Our Voices" -- "Counterhegemonic Discourses" -- "Not Simply to Entertain but to Change" -- From News Factors to News Values -- Different Choices Can Be Made -- References
  • Chapter 4: Ethical Journalism for the Public Good -- Codes of Ethical Conduct -- Ethics Beyond the Codes -- An Ethical Responsibility to Listen -- Making One or Two More Calls -- Serving the Public Good -- Embedding Ethical Awareness into Journalism -- References -- Chapter 5: Power and Agency in the News Industry -- Constraints on News Journalism -- Resistance Is Fertile -- Twenty Ways of Making a Difference -- Diversity and "The Rules of the Game" -- Breaking Through Dominant Frames -- References -- Chapter 6: Six Stories and a Headline -- "You Should Have Come Here Before": The Grenfell Fire
  • "He Said-She Said, She Said, She Said...": The #MeToo Moment -- "A Human Face People Could Relate to": Refugees, Migrants, Others -- "We Did Something Nobody Thought Possible": The Thai Cave Rescue -- "The Perception of Reality Becomes Overly Negative": Stories to Raise the Human Spirit -- "From the Suites to the Streets": The Climate Emergency -- "News Values Are Not Human Values": The Headline -- Alternative News Values? -- References -- Chapter 7: The Point of News: Conclusion and Implications -- To What Extent Does the News Live Up to Claims Made for Its Role in Informing Citizens?
  • Are There News Values That Might Better Meet the Needs of Citizens? -- What's the Point of News? -- Implications of This Study -- Limitations of This Study -- Suggestions for Further Research -- References -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (160 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030399474
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1148903012
  • (OCoLC)1148903012
Label
What's the point of news? : a study in ethical journalism, Tony Harcup, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Chapter 1: What Is the Point of News? -- The Purpose of This Study -- Research Questions and Methodology -- The Structure of This Monograph -- References -- Chapter 2: Contextualising News Values: A Review of the Literature -- 'News Is Not the Event': Critical Accounts of News -- Taxonomies of News Values or Factors -- Democratic Expectations of News -- "Contesting the Boundaries of News" -- Peace Journalism -- The Journalism of Alternative Media -- Feminist Critiques of the News -- Feminist Standpoint Epistemology and Journalism
  • Potential for Doing News Differently -- References -- Chapter 3: Alternative Values in News Reporting -- "News You're Not Supposed to Know" -- "Different Ways of Looking at Things" -- "Why Have News?" -- "Digging a Bit Deeper" -- "Journalism Coming Back to the Streets" -- "A Tool of Social Change" -- "Fighters for the Democratisation of Information" -- "Our Stories, Our Nuance, Our Voices" -- "Counterhegemonic Discourses" -- "Not Simply to Entertain but to Change" -- From News Factors to News Values -- Different Choices Can Be Made -- References
  • Chapter 4: Ethical Journalism for the Public Good -- Codes of Ethical Conduct -- Ethics Beyond the Codes -- An Ethical Responsibility to Listen -- Making One or Two More Calls -- Serving the Public Good -- Embedding Ethical Awareness into Journalism -- References -- Chapter 5: Power and Agency in the News Industry -- Constraints on News Journalism -- Resistance Is Fertile -- Twenty Ways of Making a Difference -- Diversity and "The Rules of the Game" -- Breaking Through Dominant Frames -- References -- Chapter 6: Six Stories and a Headline -- "You Should Have Come Here Before": The Grenfell Fire
  • "He Said-She Said, She Said, She Said...": The #MeToo Moment -- "A Human Face People Could Relate to": Refugees, Migrants, Others -- "We Did Something Nobody Thought Possible": The Thai Cave Rescue -- "The Perception of Reality Becomes Overly Negative": Stories to Raise the Human Spirit -- "From the Suites to the Streets": The Climate Emergency -- "News Values Are Not Human Values": The Headline -- Alternative News Values? -- References -- Chapter 7: The Point of News: Conclusion and Implications -- To What Extent Does the News Live Up to Claims Made for Its Role in Informing Citizens?
  • Are There News Values That Might Better Meet the Needs of Citizens? -- What's the Point of News? -- Implications of This Study -- Limitations of This Study -- Suggestions for Further Research -- References -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (160 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030399474
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1148903012
  • (OCoLC)1148903012

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