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Worlds of Journalism

Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe

Ed. by Hanitzsch, Thomas / Hanusch, Folker / Ramaprasad, Jyotika / de Beer, Arnold

Series:Reuters Institute Global Journalism Series


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    Aims and Scope

    Based on a landmark study that has collected data from more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries, Worlds of Journalism offers a groundbreaking analysis of the different ways journalists perceive their duties, their relationship to society and government, and the nature and meaning of their work.


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    Thomas Hanitzsch is chair and professor of communication in the Department of Communication and Media at LMU Munich. His publications include The Handbook of Journalism Studies (second edition, 2019).

    Folker Hanusch is professor of journalism in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna, where he heads the Journalism Studies Center, and adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology. He is editor in chief of Journalism Studies.

    Jyotika Ramaprasad is professor in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Her books include Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition (2017).

    Arnold S. de Beer is professor of journalism at Stellenbosch University. His publications include Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems (2009).


    Shakuntala Rao, author of Indian Journalism in a New Era:
    One of the key elements of this anthology is an effort to make journalism studies truly global and comparative. This book succeeds on multiple fronts: it provides a comprehensive analysis of the various and competing strands of research in journalism studies, empirically covers the vast geography of journalism practices and gives us a blueprint of how to analyze and understand such practices. I recommend this book for its scope and theoretical execution. It is a must read for all journalism scholars.

    Matthew Powers, University of Washington:
    This book provides a kaleidoscopic overview of journalism around the world. Its organization and execution provides a model for comparative research, and its findings raise important questions that are sure to orient future scholarship. Already well-regarded by colleagues, this publication solidifies the Worlds of Journalism project as a leading effort to make sense of the complex realities that journalists around the world confront today.

    Henrik Örnebring, author of Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective:
    This will be a touchstone work for decades to come. It is not an overstatement to say that this book is entirely unique; it’s special because of the detailed discussion of national and regional contexts. Worlds of Journalism contributes to the truly global and international perspective of journalism, avoiding normativity and emphasizing diversity using a unique and comprehensive dataset.

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