Call for chapters: War reporting

There is a call for chapters for Reporting from the Wars 1850 – 2015. Editors: Barry Turner, Geoff Adams and Sanem Şahin. Publisher: Vernon Press (USA) The book will be a compilation of historical and contemporary stories of the war correspondent and battlefield photographer from the earliest days of modern war reporting to the present. It will seek to determine the changes in style, method and practice of the work of the war correspondent and examine the changes in attitudes to, and how the public view war from the high point of imperialism to the present day jihad. By mixing historical analysis with contributions from modern war reporters it will analyse such subjects as the role of propaganda in winning over the public to support wars of aggression, the portrayal of war as entertainment, the use of technology in war reporting and the lives, and sadly often the deaths of those who take on this most dangerous and disturbing vocation. It is...
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Joy of Six for Journalism Professor

George Orwell Now!, an edited collection of essays on Orwell’s life and writings, is one of six books published in 2015 by Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln. The book, published by Peter Lang of New York, is a follow-up to the symposium Keeble, who is chair of the Orwell Society, organised at the university last year with some of the money he gained in the National Teaching Fellowship award in 2011. It is the first time Richard Blair, Orwell’s son and patron of the Orwell Society, has endorsed a publication – contributing a Preface. The Pleasures of the Prose: Humour and Journalism, a collection of essays looking at humorous journalism in Brazil, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US, edited with David Swick, of the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been published by Abramis, of Bury St Edmunds. Keeble has also jointly edited with Sue Joseph, of the University of Technology, Sydney, two books on profile...
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Call for Chapters: Book about journalists’ beliefs and work

Professors Eric Freedman (Michigan State University), Robyn Goodman (Alfred University) and Elanie Steyn (University of Oklahoma) are developing a proposal for a research-grounded book about global perspectives on how professional journalists do their jobs and what they believe. They are looking for proposals for chapters of about 3,000 words based on your latest research and insights that fit such themes as: Journalists’ attitudes toward their jobs, including economics, professional standards, contribution to society. Impact of industry changes on professionals. Professional ethics. Gender and minority issues in the newsroom and in the profession. Impact on journalists of censorship, self-censorship and other constraints on press freedom. Training for professional journalists. Adaptation to rapidly changing technologies. Physical safety in conflict and war zones. Unionization and professional organizations. Coping with psychological pressures. Use of user-generated content.   They  are looking for a broad geographic range of chapters. Our primary focus is on journalists themselves, not their news organizations and not journalism students or faculty. If you are interested in our reviewing a chapter proposal, please email us: A working title...
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Editors Talk About Editing

Editors Talk About Editing

'Editors Talk about Editing: Insights for Readers, Writers and Publishers' by Susan L. Greenberg is out now. The work of ‘editing’ is by and large something that happens behind the scenes, noticed only when it is done badly, or not done at all. There is not much information about what editors do. The result is that editing is not often talked about in its own right—not even by the people who do it. This collection of interviews attempts to fill some of the gaps. The author, a former editor herself, interviews practitioners at the top of their game—from newspapers, magazines, broadcast news, book publishing, scholarly editing, academic publishing and digital curation. The interviewees think out loud about creativity and human judgement; what they have in common and what makes them different; how editing skills and culture can be shared; why editing continues to fascinate; and why any of this might matter. Susan L. Greenberg (PhD, University College London) took up teaching and research after...
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New book examines television new bulletins

News and Politics: The Rise of Live and Interpretive Journalism by Stephen Cushion, senior lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University examines the impact of TV news. Television news bulletins is still the primary source of information for most people and Cushion's book asks whether the wider pace and immediacy of 24-hour news culture has influenced their format and style over time. Drawing on the concepts of mediatization and journalistic interventionism, Stephen Cushion empirically traces the shift from edited to live reporting from a cross-national perspective, focussing on the two-way convention in political coverage and the more interpretive approach to journalism it promotes. Challenging prevailing academic wisdom, Cushion argues that the mediatization of news does not necessarily reflect a commercial logic or a lowering of journalism standards. In particular, the rise of live two-ways can potentially enhance viewers’ understanding of public affairs – moving reporters beyond their visual backdrops and reliance on political soundbites – by asking journalists...
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‘Bible’ of journalism education gets third edition

A third edition of Tony Harcup's Journalism: Principles & Practice allows students free access to an interactive eBook. The latest version of the highly successful journalism text, which was described by Times Higher as 'the bible of professional education in journalism', includes video tutorials presented by the author.  It is also fully updated to represent the latest trends in social media, the impact of Twitter, and the need for an ethical approach. Published by SAGE, it retains its characteristic two-column structure which blends theory and practice.     Inspection copies can be ordered from SAGE On Amazon: Journalism: Principles and Practice Contents: PART ONE: WHAT IS JOURNALISM? Chapter 1: The who, what, where, when, why and how of journalism Chapter 2: Constraints, influences and ethics Chapter 3: What is news? Chapter 4: Where does news come from? Chapter 5: ‘The best obtainable version of the truth’: journalists as objective reporters? Chapter 6: ‘Be curious and sceptical’: journalists as investigators Chapter 7: ‘We are in the entertainment business’: journalists as entertainers PART TWO: HOW TO DO JOURNALISM Chapter...
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Read any good books lately?

The AJE journal Journalism Education is going from strength to strength and developing interest and influence with every new issue. As part of its ongoing development the editorial team wants to increase the size and scope of the Reviews section by inviting even more contributions. The Reviews section aims to review as many newly published useful books about Journalism as possible, but up to now it has had to rely on a small and enthusiastic team of regular reviewers. We now wish to open this out to the wider membership of the AJE by inviting contributions or suggestions, so if you have recently read a new book about our discipline, or would like to order a title from the publishers, your review could appear in our journal. Equally you might have written, edited or contributed to a new book and would like to recommend it for review. You may also wish to highlight a specifically useful text for our popular ‘Classic from the Journalism...
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Fashion Journalism by Julie Bradford

Fashion Journalism by Julie Bradford, University of Sunderland. It's the first textbook about fashion journalism in the UK, and it looks at how it operates, how to get into it and how to do it. It includes lots of interviews with fashion journalists from newspapers, magazines, websites and retail brands, as well as stylists, PRs and bloggers. The book is aimed at undergraduate and MA students on journalism, magazine and fashion courses. The publisher's blurb states: The business of fashion and fashion PR is explained for the trainee journalist, offering practical guidance on how to report effectively on fashion – from sources and research to writing and layout., with chapter including suggested exercises and further reading. Covering a broad range of subject areas, from law and ethics and using social media to fashion theory and reporting the catwalk, this text offers everything a student or trainee needs to know to excel in fashion journalism.   Grab your inspection copy here        ...
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