The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism brings together scholars committed to the conceptual and methodological development of news and journalism studies from around the world.

Across 50 chapters, organized thematically over seven sections, contributions examine a range of pressing challenges for news reporting – including digital convergence, mobile platforms, web analytics and datafication, social media polarization, and the use of drones. Journalism’s mediation of social issues is also explored, such as those pertaining to human rights, civic engagement, gender inequalities, the environmental crisis, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Each section raises important questions for academic research, generating fresh insights into journalistic forms, practices, and epistemologies. The Companion furthers our understanding of why we have ended up with the kind of news reporting we have today – its remarkable strengths, the difficulties it faces, and how we might improve upon it for tomorrow.

Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume is ideal for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and academics in the fields of news, media, and journalism studies.

chapter |13 pages


The Value(s) of Truth-Seeking in News and Journalism
ByStuart Allan

part I|76 pages

Journalism and Democracy

chapter 1|9 pages

News and the Public Sphere

ByC.W. Anderson

chapter 2|10 pages

India's Imperiled Public Sphere

Challenges to Independent Journalism in the World's Largest Democracy
ByKalyani Chadha

chapter 3|10 pages

The Political Economy of Contemporary Journalism and the Crisis of Public Knowledge

ByPeter Golding, Graham Murdock

chapter 4|9 pages

Journalism and Community Engagement as if Democracy Matters

ByLana F. Rakow

chapter 5|9 pages

The So-Called “Crisis” of Trust in Journalism

ByRachel E. Moran

chapter 6|9 pages

Journalists, Epistemology, and Authority

ByMatt Carlson

chapter 7|9 pages

Social Roles of Journalism

ByTim P. Vos

chapter 8|9 pages

Bargaining with Local Journalism's Value

ByKristy Hess, Lisa Waller

part II|68 pages

Rewriting the Rules of Reporting

chapter 9|9 pages

Journalism's Multiple Gods

Objectivity, Its Variants, and Its Rivals
ByMichael Schudson

chapter 10|9 pages

Newsroom Cultures at Risk? Journalism's Reliance on Web Metrics and Analytics

ByValérie Bélair-Gagnon, Avery E. Holton

chapter 11|10 pages

The Changing Status of Women Journalists

ByLinda Steiner, Dinfin Mulupi

chapter 12|9 pages

Digital Journalism in China

Media Convergence, the ‘Central Kitchen’ and the Platformization of News
ByJing Meng, Shixin Ivy Zhang

chapter 13|9 pages

Convergent Journalism

Cross-Media Content Strategies to Improve the Quality of Thai News Reporting

chapter 14|10 pages

Pop Up Newsrooms

From New Collaborations to Counter Narratives
ByMelissa Wall

chapter 15|10 pages

Online Trolling of Journalists

BySilvio Waisbord

part III|68 pages

News, Mobilities and Data

chapter 16|9 pages

Witnessing George Floyd

Tracing Black Mobile Journalism's Rise, Impact and Enduring Questions
ByAllissa V. Richardson

chapter 17|9 pages

Mobility, Smartphones and News

ByAndrew Duffy, Oscar Westlund

chapter 18|9 pages

Journalism and Data Justice

Critically Reporting Datafication
ByArne Hintz, Emiliano Treré, Naomi Owen

chapter 19|9 pages

Balancing between “Statistical Panic” and “Statistical Boredom”

News, Numbers and Narratives in the Risk Society
ByBrendan Lawson, An Nguyen

chapter 20|10 pages

Hybrid Journalism

ByStephen D. Reese

chapter 21|10 pages

Podcast Journalism and Performative Transparency

ByMia Lindgren

chapter 22|10 pages

Drone Journalism

The Invisibility of the Aerial View
ByJonas Harvard

part IV|69 pages

Crisis, Conflict and War Reporting

chapter 23|10 pages

News Reporting of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Perspectives from the Global South
BySara Chinnasamy, Felipe F. Salvosa

chapter 24|9 pages

Risk Journalism and Globalized Crisis Ecologies

Journalists as ‘Cosmopolitan’ Actors
ByIngrid Volkmer

chapter 25|10 pages

Video Journalism and Human Rights

BySandra Ristovska

chapter 26|9 pages

Beyond Verification

UGC as Embodied Testimony in Conflict News 1
ByLilie Chouliaraki, Omar Al-Ghazzi

chapter 27|9 pages

The Ethics of War Reporting

ByDonald Matheson

chapter 28|10 pages

News Reporting of Pakistan and the War on Terror

ByShahzad Ali, Ahmer Safwan

chapter 29|10 pages

Photojournalism and the US-Led Invasion of Afghanistan

ByStuart Allan

part V|65 pages

Representing Realities

chapter 30|8 pages

Journalism and Environmental Futures

ByLibby Lester

chapter 31|10 pages

News Reporting of Poverty and Inequality

ByJairo Lugo-Ocando

chapter 32|8 pages

Journalism and Gender Violence

ByLisa M. Cuklanz

chapter 33|9 pages

Women in Sports News

Challenges Posed by the Emergence of Popular Feminism
ByErin Whiteside

chapter 34|9 pages

Celebrity News Online

Changing Media, Actors, and Stories
ByAnne Jerslev, Mette Mortensen

chapter 35|9 pages

Girls, News, and Public Cultures

ByCynthia Carter, Kaitlynn Mendes

chapter 36|10 pages

Socially Responsible Journalism

Diverse Responses to Polarisation
ByLaura Ahva

part VI|67 pages

Envisioning Alternative Journalisms

chapter 37|9 pages

News Audiences and the Challenges of Digital Citizenship

ByChris Peters

chapter 38|10 pages

Contextualizing Citizen Visual Journalism

Narrative and Testimony
ByMary Angela Bock

chapter 40|9 pages

Journalism and Counterpublics

Is Journalism for All the People?
ByBolette B. Blaagaard

chapter 41|9 pages

News Literacy Practice in a Culture of Infodemic

ByPaul Mihailidis

chapter 42|9 pages

Journalism and Ethnoracial Minorities

BySherry S. Yu, George L. Daniels

chapter 43|9 pages

Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Journalism Students as Change Agents?
ByMarcel Broersma, Jane B. Singer

part VII|66 pages

Globalising Journalisms

chapter 44|9 pages

Comparing Journalistic Cultures across Nations

ByFolker Hanusch

chapter 45|9 pages

Fringe Benefits

Weekly Magazines and Access Journalism in Japan
ByDavid McNeill, Kaori Hayashi

chapter 46|9 pages

Arab Investigative Journalism

Exploring Processes of Cultural Change
BySaba Bebawi

chapter 47|9 pages

Theorizing Journalism and the Global South

ByBruce Mutsvairo, Kristin Skare Orgeret

chapter 48|9 pages

Mapping Anti-Press Violence in Latin America

Challenges for Journalists' Safety
ByMireya Márquez-Ramírez

chapter 49|9 pages

Devalued News Workers in the Labor of International Journalism

Local Stringers and Fixers
ByLindsay Palmer

chapter 50|10 pages

Digital Journalistic Cultures on Social Media

ByClaudia Mellado