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Alternative Journalism.

Atton, Chris and Hamilton, James F (2008) Alternative Journalism. Journalism Studies: Key Texts . Sage, London. ISBN 978-1-4129-4703-9; 978-1-4129-4702-2

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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.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-4129-4703-9; 978-1-4129-4702-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism; Genre; Blogs; Fanzines; News reporting; Epistemology; Objectivity; Professionalism; Media Influence; Challenges;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 306 Culture & institutions
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 305 Social groups
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Item ID: 2481
Depositing User: Professor Chris Atton
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2009 12:40
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 14:56
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2481

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