Journalism and Society
- Denis McQuail - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds
"For a half century we have spoken earnestly of journalism's responsibility to society instead of to business and government. Now this concept is given sophistication unmatched, by the best scholar of media theory of his generation."
- Clifford Christians, University of Illinois
"The grand old man of communication theory presents an overarching social theory of journalism that goes beyond the usual Anglo-American focus."
- Jo Bardoel, University of Amsterdam (ASCoR) and Nijmegen
"This book deals with the eternal question of how journalism is linked to society... I cannot think of a better staple food for students of journalism at all levels."
- Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere
This is a major new statement on the role of journalism in democracy from one of media and communication's leading thinkers. Denis McQuail leads the reader through a systematic exploration of how and why journalism and society have become so inextricably entwined and - as importantly - what this relationship should be like. It is a strong re-statement of the fundamental values that journalism aspires to. Written for students, this book:
- Makes the theory accessible and relevant
- Teaches the importance of journalism to power and politics
- Explores the status and future of journalism as a profession
- Outlines the impact and consequences of the digital
- Reveals journalism as it is, but also as it should be
- Takes each chapter further with guided reading list and free online journal articles.
This textbook is the perfect answer to the how and why of journalism. It is crucial reading for any student of media studies, communication studies and journalism.
Good overview over basic conditionings for media and journalism (on a general basis)
Students get insight into various approaches for analyzing media structures and conduct
Excellent resource for level 5 students researching and investigating the symbiotic relationship between the press and public figures.
This is an essential book for journalism students. It deepens the understanding of journalism's role, responsibilities and challenges in contemporary societies.
Excellent overview of the socialogy of the media
An extremely valuable addition to the literature on journalism, and up to the authors usual high standards.
A sound text to deepen students' understanding of journalism in context and its wider responsibilities.
A great up to date sociological approach to news and journalism
This will always be a classic text for the study of journalism, the society it is meant to be informing and reporting on, and the complex relationships between the two. No matter how complex the issues that are raised in the discussions, they are presented in way that is so accessible for students or practitioners that no journalism library is complete without the latest edition.
this book is essential to the course i am going to teach and has good aspects for student journalists
An excellent book from a popular author that supports critical studies in journalism.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Journalism and Society: What is Journalism? How is it Linked to Society?