9780745651910

Reinventing Professionalism : Journalism and News in Global Perspective

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780745651910

  • ISBN10:

    0745651917

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/22/2013
  • Publisher: Polity Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $69.95 Save up to $2.80
  • Buy New
    $67.15
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-4 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Current anxiety about the future of news makes it opportune to revisit the notion of professionalism in journalism. Media expert Silvio Waisbord takes this pressing issue as his theme and argues that "professional journalism" is both a normative and analytical notion. It refers to reporting that observes certain ethical standards as well as to collective efforts by journalists to exercise control over the news. Professionalism should not be narrowly associated with the normative ideal as it historically developed in the West during the past century. Instead, it needs to be approached as a valuable concept to throw into sharp relief how journalists define conditions and rules of work within certain settings. Professionalization is about the specialization of labor and control of occupational practice. These issues are important, particularly amidst the combination of political, technological and economic trends that have profoundly unsettled the foundations of modern journalism. By doing so, they have stimulated the reinvention of professionalism. This engaging and insightful book critically examines the meanings, expectations, and critiques of professional journalism in a global context.

Author Biography

Silvio Waisbord is professor of media and public affairs at The George Washington University and the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

Table of Contents

Table of contents
Introduction
1. Paths to professionalism
2. The dilemmas of professional autonomy
3. The ambiguities of professional journalism
4. Questioning professional journalism
5. The professional logic of journalism
6. Professionalism and media patrimonialism
7. The globalization of professional cultures
8. Post-professional journalism?
9. Conclusion: Reinventing professionalism
Bibliography
Endnotes

Rewards Program

Write a Review