By Stuart Allan
This edited assortment introduces information media reports to the undergraduate reader. Drawing jointly an exhilarating choice of unique essays from journalism, cultural stories and media stories, this article highlights numerous of the main major subject matters and debates during this box. Journalism is equipped to deal with a sequence of topics pertinent to the continuing conceptual improvement of stories media reviews all over the world, with a selected concentrate on paintings carried out within the usa and Britain. An introductory bankruptcy by way of the editor units the scene for the dialogue through delivering a concise, updated review of numerous key concerns with regards to the examine of stories and journalism.
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The logics of news coverage for civil rights would not be extended to the burgeoning black liberation movement, however. If CBS sensed the threat of black power in the reverberations of Lowndes County, such fears were not revealed in this liberal-minded, sympathetic report. But, the name and image of the Black Panthers would soon be dissociated from the battleﬁeld of the black South to enter the sphere of Northern, urban racial discord. The meaning assigned to ‘Black Panther’, and the media representations that accompanied it, changed dramatically in the ensuing months.
Similarly, from the emergence of television in the 1950s, there has been a cultivation of the broadcast news star. Walter Cronkite, anchor for more than two decades of the CBS Evening News, became a news star and remains an iconic ﬁgure of celebrity status in television journalism. Geraldo Rivera, an American talk-show host and confrontational journalist has become well known in the US more as a celebrity than for his journalistic expertise. In urban markets throughout the US, the local news anchor has developed lesser versions of the star quality of Cronkite.
Rojek, C. (2001) Celebrity. London: Reaktion. Turner, G. (2004) Understanding Celebrity. London: Sage. , Bonner, F. and Marshall, P. D. (2000) Fame Games: the Production of Celebrity in Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2 Race, ideology and journalism Black power and television news Jane Rhodes • • • • • • Why was the civil rights struggle a popular subject for television news? How did television journalists frame this national crisis? Why did the emergence of Black Power politics pose a dilemma for the news media?
Journalism: Critical Issues by Stuart Allan