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Alternative Journalism

Alternative Journalism

December 2008 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Alternative Journalism is the first book to investigate and analyse the diverse forms and genres of journalism that have arisen as challenges to mainstream news coverage. From the radical content of emancipatory media to the dizzying range of citizen journalist blogs and fanzine subcultures, this book charts the historical and cultural practices of this diverse and globalized phenomenon. This exploration goes to the heart of journalism itself, prompting a critical inquiry into the epistemology of news, the professional norms of objectivity, the elite basis of journalism and the hierarchical commerce of news production.

In investigating the challenges to media power presented by alternative journalism, this book addresses not just the issues of politics and empowerment but also that of the journalism of popular culture and the everyday. The result is essential reading for students of journalism - both mainstream and alternative.

The Historicisation of Alternative Journalism
Political-economic Pressures That Shape Alternative Journalism
Who are Alternative Journalists? A Social Demographic Survey
Multiple Policies, Multiple Forms, Multiple Challenges
Contemporary Practices of Alternative Journalism
Alternative Journalism in the World: A Comparative Survey
Theorising Alternative Journalism
Future Directions
Alternative Journalism: A Critical Bibliography

A clearly written text with some excellent examples from current practice.

Mr Clive McGoun
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 3, 2009

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