9780761900764

Social Meanings of News : A Text-Reader

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    9780761900764

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    0761900764

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-03-05
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

What is news and why does it turn out the way it does? These questions are addressed in this Reader. Classic news studies representing several methodologies and approaches are presented to guide students in their initial exploration into the topics. Berkowitz provides an orientation for a social approach to studying news, departing from the premise that news is a human construction that gains its characteristics through the social world from which it emerges. The first section of readings introduces a theoretical background for analyzing the sections that follow. Each of the eight sections are clearly and concisely introduced by Berkowitz, enabling students to interpret the salient points from and implications of representative articles in the field.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Overview: Why a ``Social Meanings of News'' Perspective? xi
Part I: Introduction
A Framework for Thinking About News 3(50)
The Sociology of News Production
7(16)
Michael Schudson
Has Communication Explained Journalism?
23(8)
Barbie Zelizer
Professional Mass Communicators
31(22)
James S. Ettema
D. Charles Whitney
Daniel B. Wackman
Part II: News as Social Production
Selecting News: The Individual Gatekeeper 53(52)
A New Gatekeeping Model
57(6)
Pamela J. Shoemaker
The ``Gate Keeper'': A Case Study in the Selection of News
63(9)
David Manning White
Ms. Gates Takes Over: An Updated Version of a 1949 Case Study
72(9)
Glen L. Bleske
Refining the Gatekeeping Metaphor for Local Television News
81(14)
Dan Berkowitz
Structure and Constraints on Community Newspaper Gatekeepers
95(10)
G. A. Donohue
C. N. Olien
P. J. Tichenor
Organizing News: News as a Workplace Product 105(64)
Social Control in the Newsroom: A Functional Analysis
107(16)
Warren Breed
News Organizations: Conflict as a Crafted Cultural Norm
123(15)
Charles R. Bantz
News Reporting and Professionalism: Some Constraints on the Reporting of the News
138(17)
John Soloski
Science Writers at Work
155(14)
Sharon Dunwoody
Professionalizing News: News as Journalists' Norms and Routines 169(86)
Making News by Doing Work: Routinizing the Unexpected
173(20)
Gaye Tuchman
News as Purposive Behaviour: On the Strategic Use of Routine Events, Accidents and Scandals
193(17)
Harvey Molotch
Marilyn Lester
News and Nonevents: Making the Visible Invisible
210(20)
Mark Fishman
Routines and the Making of Oppositional News
230(25)
Nina Eliasoph
Selling News: News as Economic Entity 255(66)
Boundaries of Journalistic Autonomy
259(10)
J. Herbert Altschull
The News Factory
269(17)
Charles R. Bantz
Suzanne McCorkle
Roberta C. Baade
The First Stage of News Production: Learning What's Happening
286(15)
John H. McManus
The Competitive Ethos in Television Newswork
301(20)
Matthew C. Ehrlich
Part III: News as Text
Telling News: News as Familiar Story 321(76)
Mythic Elements in Television News
325(8)
Robert Rutherford Smith
Myth, Chronicle and Story: Exploring the Narrative Qualities of News
333(18)
S. Elizabeth Bird
Robert W. Dardenne
When Technology Fails: The Drama of Airline Crashes in Network Television News
351(11)
Richard C. Vincent
Bryan K. Crow
Dennis K. Davis
Non-Routine News and Newswork: Exploring a What-a-Story
362(14)
Dan Berkowitz
The Rape of Mike Tyson: Race, the Press and Symbolic Types
376(21)
Jack Lule
Ideology and News: News as Social Power 397(100)
Journalists as Interpretive Communities
401(19)
Barbie Zelizer
The News Paradigm and the Ideology of Objectivity: A Socialist at the Wall Street Journal
420(21)
Stephen D. Reese
News of Battering
441(16)
Marian Meyers
Press Rites and Race Relations: A Study of Mass-Mediated Ritual
457(26)
James Stewart Ettema
Science, Technology and Risk Coverage of a Community Conflict
483(14)
Cynthia-Lou Coleman
Epilogue: Applying the Tools to Study News 497(6)
Name Index 503(10)
Subject Index 513(18)
About the Editor 531(2)
List of Authors 533

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