The Handbook of Journalism Studies by Dr Karin
Wahl-Jorgensen is published
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The Handbook of Journalism Studies features contributions from Simon Cottle, Michael Schudson, Barbie Zelizer and John Hartley.
Dr Karin Wahl-Jorgensen’s co-edited collection, The Handbook of Journalism Studies (with Thomas Hanitzsch) is now out from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
In this new handbook, Dr Karin Wahl-Jorgensen of Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, charts the growing area of journalism studies, exploring the current state of theory and setting an agenda for future research.
The volume offers 30 chapters providing broad international coverage from top-tier contributors – including the School's very own Simon Cottle, but also scholars like Michael Schudson, Barbie Zelizer, John Hartley, Brian McNair, Teun van Dijk, David Miller, Chris Atton, Howard Tumber, Kevin Barnhurst and S. Elizabeth Bird.
The Handbook of Journalism Studies covers scholarship on news production and organizations; news content; journalism and society; and journalism in a global context. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, each chapter explores:
- Key elements, thinkers, and texts
- Historical context
- Current state of the art
- Methodological issues
- Merits and advantages of the approach/area of studies
- Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of studies
- Directions for future research
In describing the book Karin said "I'm incredibly excited about the quality of contributors, the wealth of knowledge represented in the book and the breadth of scholarship we’ve been able to capture."
"As a result I feel this book has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of journalism studies."