Introduction 1. News Defined 2. News Interrupted: Ownership and Control 3. Journalists and Their Sources 4. The Making of Journalists 5. Audiences, Networks, Interactions 6. The Business of Journalism in the Digital Age 7. Ethics in Practice
Angela Phillips is Professor in Journalism in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. She spent the majority of her career as a journalist working for national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. She is the author of Good Writing for Journalists (2006) and co-author of Changing Journalism (2011).
"This is the book that so many journalists and engaged observers of news media have been waiting for. Journalism in Context seamlessly interweaves theory and practice, and in so doing, brilliantly succeeds in bridging the worlds of professional journalism and academia. In clear and cogent language, amply illustrated with interviews and real-world examples, Phillips opens up new ways of understanding and improving contemporary journalism at a moment of crisis."
Rodney Benson, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, USA
"Angela Phillips deftly considers the roles of flesh-and-blood journalists within the context of the structural factors that influence how journalism is practised. Not only does this stimulating book help us understand what's going on in journalism, it challenges us to find ways of making it better - because journalism matters."
Tony Harcup, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
"Accessible and analytical, this is an admirable book that makes a valuable addition to the academic study of journalism and one which should be widely read by both students and journalists."
Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster, London, UK
"This interesting volume provides a European perspective-which is welcome after more than a decade of the frankly boring...Silicon Valley claims for progress in the digital age...[and] offers fresh evidence for widely known trends, including the sloppiness of blogs and audience-generated content (fringe is a good term here) in contrast with the reliability of print... Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers."
C. A. Riley II, Baruch College, USA, in CHOICE