This second edition of The Handbook of Journalism Studies explores the current state of research in journalism studies and sets an agenda for future development of the field in an international context.

The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches to journalism research and covers scholarship on news production; news content; journalism and society; journalism and culture; and journalism studies in a global context. As journalism studies has become richer and more diverse as a field of study, the second edition reflects both the growing diversity of the field, and the ways in which journalism itself has undergone rapid change in recent years. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, this new edition explores:

  • Key elements, thinkers, and texts
  • Historical context
  • Current state of the field
  • Methodological issues
  • Merits and advantages of the approach/area of study
  • Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of study
  • Directions for future research

Offering broad international coverage from world-leading contributors, this volume is a comprehensive resource for theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, it is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.

part I|69 pages

Introducing Journalism Studies

chapter 1|18 pages

Journalism Studies

Developments, Challenges, and Future Directions
Edited ByKarin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch

chapter 2|17 pages

Journalism History

ByMartin Conboy

chapter 3|17 pages

Journalism Theory

ByLaura Ahva, Steen Steensen

chapter 4|15 pages

Journalism Education

ByBeate Josephi

part II|140 pages

News Production

chapter 5|17 pages

News Organizations and Routines

ByOscar Westlund, Mats Ekström

chapter 6|15 pages

Journalists as Gatekeepers

ByTim P. Vos

chapter 7|18 pages

Professionalism, Professional Identity, and Journalistic Roles

Edited ByThomas Hanitzsch, Henrik Örnebring

chapter 8|13 pages

Boundary Work

ByMatt Carlson, Seth C. Lewis

chapter 9|16 pages

Objectivity, Professionalism, and Truth Seeking

ByC. W. Anderson, Michael Schudson

chapter 10|14 pages

Journalism and Witnessing

ByMervi Pantti

chapter 11|15 pages

Reporters and Their Sources

ByDan Berkowitz

chapter 12|16 pages

Computational Journalism

ByNeil Thurman

chapter 13|15 pages

Journalism, Social Media, and Online Publics

ByDavid Domingo

part III|79 pages

News Content

chapter 14|16 pages

News Values and News Selection

ByDeirdre O’Neill, Tony Harcup

chapter 15|17 pages

Framing the News

ByChristian Baden

chapter 16|15 pages

News, Discourse, and Ideology

ByDarren Kelsey

chapter 17|16 pages

News and Storytelling

Edited ByKarin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas R. Schmidt

chapter 18|13 pages

Tabloidization of the News

ByHerman Wasserman

part IV|96 pages

Journalism and Society

chapter 19|14 pages

Journalism and Democracy

ByDavid Ryfe

chapter 20|17 pages

Journalism Ethics

ByStephen J. A. Ward

chapter 21|17 pages

Economic Contexts of Journalism

ByRasmus Kleis Nielsen

chapter 22|15 pages

Journalism, Public Relations, and Spin

ByJim Macnamara

chapter 23|16 pages

Journalism, Trust, and Credibility

ByArjen van Dalen

chapter 24|15 pages

Journalism in War and Conflict

ByHoward Tumber

part V|98 pages

Journalism and Culture

chapter 25|17 pages

Journalism, Audiences, and News Experience

ByIrene Costera Meijer

chapter 26|14 pages

Journalism and Everyday Life

ByFolker Hanusch

chapter 27|15 pages

Journalism and Memory

ByKeren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Motti Neiger

chapter 28|17 pages

Citizen Journalism and Participation

ByStuart Allan, Arne Hintz

chapter 29|17 pages

Gender, Sex, and Newsroom Culture

ByLinda Steiner

chapter 30|16 pages

Covering Diversity

ByElizabeth Poole

part VI|70 pages

Journalism Studies in a Global Context

chapter 31|19 pages

History and Development of Journalism Studies as a Global Field

ByLiane Rothenberger, Irina Tribusean, Andrea C. Hoffmann, Martin Löffelholz

chapter 32|16 pages

Comparative Journalism Research

Edited ByThomas Hanitzsch

chapter 33|16 pages

Journalism and Transitions to Democracy in Eastern Europe

ByPeter Gross

chapter 34|17 pages

Journalism and Authoritarian Resilience

ByCherian George