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Alternative Journalism.

Atton, Chris; Hamilton, James F

Authors

Chris Atton

James F Hamilton



Abstract

Alternative Journalism is the first book to investigate and analyse the diverse forms and genres of journalism that have arisen as challenges to mainstream news coverage. From the radical content of emancipatory media to the dizzying range of citizen journalist blogs and fanzine subcultures, this book charts the historical and cultural practices of this diverse and globalized phenomenon. This exploration goes to the heart of journalism itself, prompting a critical inquiry into the epistemology of news, the professional norms of objectivity, the elite basis of journalism and the hierarchical commerce of news production.

In investigating the challenges to media power presented by alternative journalism, this book addresses not just the issues of politics and empowerment but also that of the journalism of popular culture and the everyday. The result is essential reading for students of journalism - both mainstream and alternative.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Nov 30, 2008
Deposit Date Feb 12, 2009
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Alternative Journalism.
ISBN 978-1-4129-4703-9; 978-1-4129-4702-2
Keywords Journalism; Genre; Blogs; Fanzines; News reporting; Epistemology; Objectivity; Professionalism; Media Influence; Challenges;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2481