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  1. Some Key Books 20 items
    1. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

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    2. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

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    3. New documentary - Stella Bruzzi, Stella Bruzzi, Taylor & Francis 2006 (electronic resource)

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    4. New documentary - Stella Bruzzi, Stella Bruzzi, MyiLibrary 2006 (electronic resource)

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    5. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2005

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    6. News and news sources: a critical introduction - Paul Manning, Dawsonera 2001 (electronic resource)

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    7. News and journalism in the UK - Brian McNair, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

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    8. News and journalism in the UK - Brian McNair 2009

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    9. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols, Ebook Central 2017

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    10. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2010

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    11. Journalism: Vol. 1 - Howard Tumber 2008

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    12. Journalism: Vol. 2 - Howard Tumber 2008

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    13. Journalism: Vol. 3 - Howard Tumber 2008

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    14. Journalism: Vol. 4 - Howard Tumber 2008

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    15. News: a reader - Howard Tumber c1999

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    16. Media sociology: a reappraisal - Silvio R. Waisbord, EBL. 2014 (electronic resource)

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    17. Media sociology: a reappraisal - Silvio R. Waisbord 2014

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  2. Essential Reading List 13 items
    1. Journalism: critical issues - Allan, Stuart 2005

      Book Essential reading

    2. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading

    3. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong 2008

      Book Essential reading

    4. The manufacture of news: social problems, deviance and the mass media - Cohen, Stanley, Young, Jock 1981

      Book Essential reading

    5. The television genre book - Creeber, Glen, Miller, Toby, Tulloch, John, British Film Institute c2008

      Book Essential reading

    6. The television genre book 2015

      Book Essential reading

    7. Journalism and political democracy in Brazil - Matos, Carolina, EBL. c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading

    8. Journalism and political democracy in Brazil - Matos, Carolina c2008

      Book Essential reading

    9. The sociology of journalism - Brian McNair 1998

      Book Essential reading

    10. New challenges for documentary - Alan Rosenthal, John Corner 2005

      Book Essential reading

    11. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading

    12. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

      Book Essential reading

  3. Recommended Reading 35 items
    1. Journalism after September 11 - Zelizer, Barbie, Allan, Stuart, Dawsonera 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    2. Journalism after September 11 - Zelizer, Barbie, Allan, Stuart 2002

      Book Recommended reading

    3. The online journalism handbook: skills to survive and thrive in the digital age - Paul Bradshaw 2018

      Book Recommended reading

    4. Media and power - James Curran, Taylor & Francis 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    5. Media and power - Curran, James 2002

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Women and journalism - Suzanne Franks 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    7. Women and journalism - Suzanne Franks 2013

      Book Recommended reading

    8. The 21st century journalism handbook: essential skills for the modern journalist - Tim Holmes, Sara Hadwin, Glyn Mottershead 2013

      Book Recommended reading

    9. Media studies: a reader / edited by Sue Thornham, Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris - Thornham, Sue, Bassett, Caroline, Marris, Paul c2009

      Book Recommended reading

    10. Media and Politics in Latin America: Globalization, Democracy and Identity - Carolina Matos, EBL DDA. 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    11. Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity - Carolina Matos 2012

      Book Recommended reading

    12. Journalism and society - Denis McQuail 2013

      Book Recommended reading

    13. Television studies: the basics - Miller, Toby 2010

      Book Recommended reading

    14. The power of news - Schudson, Michael 1996, c1995

      Book Recommended reading

    15. The handbook of global online journalism - Eugenia Siapera, Andreas Veglis, Dawsonera 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    16. The handbook of global online journalism - Eugenia Siapera, Andreas Veglis 2012

      Book Recommended reading

    17. Beyond news: the future of journalism - Mitchell Stephens, JSTOR. c2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    18. Beyond news: the future of journalism - Mitchell Stephens 2014

      Book Recommended reading

    19. Reinventing professionalism: journalism and news in global perspective - Waisbord, Silvio R. 2013

      Book Recommended reading

    20. Documentary: the margins of reality - Ward, Paul c2005

      Book Recommended reading

    21. The global journalist in the 21st century - David H. Weaver, Lars Willnat 2012

      Book Recommended reading

    22. The ethics of journalism: individual, institutional and cultural influences - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism 2014

      Book Recommended reading

    23. Journals 8 items
      1. Harvard international journal of press/politics - Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      2. Media, culture, and society (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      3. Journalism: theory, practice, and criticism ©2000- (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      4. Journal of communication (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      5. Journalism practice 2007- (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      6. Journalism studies - European Journalism Training Association, International Communications Association. Journalism Studies Interest Group c2000- (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      7. Journalism & mass communication quarterly - Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

      8. The international journal of press/politics (electronic resource)

        Journal Recommended reading

  4. Week 1: Importance of news: historical perspectives and introduction 15 items
    To introduce students to the design of the module and its topics and themes. This lecture also examines introductory frameworks on the sociology of news, focusing on the study of news in relation to society and politics.
    1. Week 1: Required Reading: 4 items
      1. News: a reader - Howard Tumber c1999

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "News as a form of knowledge: a chapter in the sociology of knowledge" by Park, Robert E.

      2. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Introduction: on why and how we should do journalism studies"

      3. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Introduction: on why and how we should do journalism studies"

    2. Week 1: Highly Recommended 3 items
      1. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapters " Introduction: Recrafting News and Journalism" by Allan, Stuart AND "The Fourth Estate Ideals of Journalism History" by Hampton, M.

      2. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Essential reading Read chapters " Introduction: Recrafting News and Journalism" by Allan, Stuart AND "The Fourth Estate Ideals of Journalism History" by Hampton, M.

      3. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2005

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "The Sociology of News Production Revisited " by Schudson, Michael

    3. Week 1: Additional Reading: 8 items
      1. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Journalism history"

      2. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Journalism history"

      3. News: a reader - Howard Tumber c1999

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter, "Media events"

      4. News: a reader - Tumber, Howard c1999

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "News as Purposive Behavior: On the Strategic Use of Routine Events, Accidents, and Scandals" by H. Molotch. This is the same reference as in the above article. Using either of these sources is acceptable.

      5. The power of news - Michael Schudson 1996, c1995

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Journalism: Vol. 1 - Tumber, Howard 2008

        Book Recommended reading See part 1.

      7. News: a reader - Howard Tumber c1999

        Book Recommended reading see part 1. "Definitions of news"

  5. Week 2: News, Documentary and the Public Sphere 21 items
    To introduce students to the concept of the public sphere in relation to the media. This includes debates about the public/private dichotomy as well as juxtaposing the notion of the public sphere with that of democracy in order to analyse the meanings, rhetoric and ideologies implicit in news production. The attempts of media organisations to produce 'independent' and 'objectives' coverage is framed within certain ideologies which claim news as serious, as rational, as public journalism for concerned, educated citizens.
    1. Week 2: Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Communication and class struggle: an anthology in 2 volumes, 1: Capitalism, imperialism - Armand Mattelart, Seth Siegelaub 1979

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "The public sphere" by J. Habermas This chapter was also published as an article, see next reference.

      2. The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article (1964) - Jurgen Habermas, Sara Lennox, Frank Lennox 23/1974

        Article Essential reading

      3. Media and Politics in Latin America: Globalization, Democracy and Identity - Carolina Matos, EBL DDA. 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "The Public Sphere and the Public Interest: The Role of the State in Public Service Media"

      4. Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity - Matos, Carolina 2012

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "The Public Sphere and the Public Interest: The Role of the State in Public Service Media"

    2. Week 2: Highly Recommended 2 items
    3. Week 2: Additional reading: 15 items
      1. Journalism: critical issues - Stuart Allan 2005

        Book Recommended reading See part 1, "Journalism histories"

      2. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Alternative and citizen journalism"

      3. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Alternative and citizen journalism"

      4. The manufacture of news: social problems, deviance and the mass media - Stanley Cohen, Jock Young 1981

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The process of selection"

      5. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives and practices - Ebook Central 2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter, "simulating the public sphere"

      6. Communicating politics: mass communications and the political process - Peter Golding, Graham Murdock, Philip Schlesinger 1986

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The media and the public sphere" by Garnham, N.

      7. Social media and democracy: innovations in participatory politics - Brian Loader, Dan Mercea, Taylor & Francis 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Online youth civic attitudes and the limits of civic consumerism: the emerging challenge to the internet's democratic potential" AND "Online participation: new forms of civic and political engagement of just new opportunities for networked individualism"

      8. Social media and democracy: innovations in participatory politics - Brian Loader, Dan Mercea 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Online youth civic attitudes and the limits of civic consumerism: the emerging challenge to the internet's democratic potential" AND "Online participation: new forms of civic and political engagement of just new opportunities for networked individualism"

      9. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Journalism and democracy" AND "Researching public service broadcasting"

      10. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Journalism and democracy" AND "Researching public service broadcasting"

      11. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "News and the emotional public sphere"

      12. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2010

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "News and the emotional public sphere"

      13. Theories of the information society - Frank Webster, Taylor & Francis 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter 6

      14. Theories of the information society - Frank Webster 2014

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter 6

  6. Week 3: What is News? 25 items
    To observe the organisational, bureaucratic and technical constraints that affect news producers. This lecture also continues from the first lecture, examining some of the key definitions of news and the thoeries on the sociology of news production.
    1. Week 3: Required Reading 4 items
      1. Journalism and society - Denis McQuail 2013

        Book Essential reading Read chapter, "What is journalism? How is it linked to society"

      2. Journalism and society - Denis McQuail 2013

        Book Essential reading Read chapter, "What is journalism? How is it linked to society"

      3. Public opinion - Lippmann, Walter 2009

        Book Essential reading Ebook freely available to download - Project Gutenberg. Read chapter "The nature of news"

      4. Public opinion - Walter Lippmann

        Webpage Essential reading Read chapter "The nature of news"

    2. Week 3: Highly Recommended 3 items
      1. News: a reader - Tumber, Howard c1999

        Book Essential reading Read chapters "Deciding What's News" by Gans, H. & "Making the news" by Golding, P. and Elliot, P

      2. Media sociology: a reappraisal - Silvio R. Waisbord, EBL. 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter " Back to the Future? The Sociology of News and Journalism from Black and White to the Digital Age" by H. Tumber.

      3. Media sociology: a reappraisal - Silvio R. Waisbord 2014

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter " Back to the Future? The Sociology of News and Journalism from Black and White to the Digital Age" by H. Tumber.

    3. Week 3: Additional Reading: 18 items
      1. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Journalism and Its Publics: the Lippman-Dewey Debate" by Allan, S. AND see also part V (37 and 38)

      2. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Journalism and Its Publics: the Lippman-Dewey Debate" by Allan, S. AND see also part V (37 and 38)

      3. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "News organizations and routines"

      4. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "News organizations and routines"

      5. The manufacture of news: social problems, deviance and the mass media - Cohen, Stanley, Young, Jock 1981

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Structuring and Selecting news by Galtung, J.

      6. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read these 2 chapters "Gatekeeping and News Selection as Symbolic Mediation" by Harrison, J. AND "The Origins of Objectivity in American Journalism" by Kaplan, R.

      7. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read these 2 chapters "Gatekeeping and News Selection as Symbolic Mediation" by Harrison, J. AND "The Origins of Objectivity in American Journalism" by Kaplan, R.

      8. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2000

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "In defence of objectivity revisited"

      9. Public opinion - Lippmann, Walter, W. Lippmann 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read "Introduction", "Stereotypes" and "Newspapers" Ebook freely available to download - Project Gutenberg

      10. Public Opinion - Lippmann, Walter

        Webpage Recommended reading Read "Introduction", "Stereotypes" and "Newspapers" Ebook freely available to download - Project Gutenberg

      11. Journalism and political democracy in Brazil - Matos, Carolina, EBL. c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Partisanship and professionalism: the role of the journalist in the democratization process" by Matos, C.

      12. Journalism and political democracy in Brazil - Matos, Carolina c2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Partisanship and professionalism: the role of the journalist in the democratization process" by Matos, C.

      13. News and journalism in the UK - Brian McNair, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Making News- Approaches to the Sociology of Journalism" by McNair, B.

      14. News and journalism in the UK - Brian McNair 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter " Making news – approaches to the sociology of journalism "

      15. The manufacture of news: social problems, deviance and the mass media - Cohen, Stanley, Young, Jock 1981

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "News as Eternal Recurrance" by Rock, P.

      16. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "Objectivity, professionalism and truth seeking in journalism", "Journalists as gatekeepers" AND "News production".

      17. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "Objectivity, professionalism and truth seeking in journalism", "Journalists as gatekeepers" AND "News production".

      18. News: a reader - Howard Tumber c1999

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters, "Reporters and officials: the organization and politics of newsmaking (excerpt)", "Reporting the news:an organizational analysis" AND "Objectivity as strategic ritual: an examination of newsman's notions of objectivity".

  7. Week 4. Newspapers: News Sources and Ideology 26 items
    This lecture looks at the influences of culture and ideology on news. It examines the significance of cultural influences, of 'ideology' and news sources. Students should gain a grasp of the concept of 'dominant ideology' as it applies to news media and learn more about sources, as well as the 'media-source' relationship.
    1. Week 4: Required Reading 3 items
      1. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Reporters and their sources"

      2. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Reporters and their sources"

      3. News: a reader - Tumber, Howard c1999

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Manufacturing consent" by Herman, E. and Chomsky, N.

    2. Week 4: Highly Recommended 5 items
      1. Mass communication and society - Curran, James, Gurevitch, Michael, Woollacott, Janet 1977

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Culture, the Media and the Ideological Effect" by Hall, S.

      2. News and news sources: a critical introduction - Manning, Paul, Dawsonera 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Theorising News Media and News Sources"

      3. News and news sources: a critical introduction - Manning, Paul 2001

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Theorising News Media and News Sources"

      4. News: a reader - Tumber, Howard c1999

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Social Control in the Newsroom: a Functional Analysis".

    3. Week 4: Additional Reading 18 items
      1. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading See part VII: 50, 51 & 52

      2. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading See part VII: 50, 51 & 52

      3. News: a reader - Howard Tumber c1999

        Book Recommended reading Read these seven chapters, "Beyond journalism: a profession between information society and civil", "Negotiating control, a study of news sources", "Manufacturing the news (excerpt),"Policing the crisis: mugging, the state and law and order", "The gatekeeper': a case study in the selection of news", "Discovering the news: a social history of American newspapers (excerpt)" AND "News reporting and professionalism: some constraints on the reporting of the news"

      4. The form of news: a history - Barnhurst, Kevin G., Nerone, John c2001

        Book Recommended reading

      5. The crisis of journalism reconsidered: democratic culture, professional codes, digital future - Cambridge Books Online Course Book EBA. 2016

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Professional and citizen journalism: tensions and complements" AND "The constancy of immediacy: from printing press to digital age"

      6. The crisis of journalism reconsidered: democratic culture, professional codes, digital future 2016

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Professional and citizen journalism: tensions and complements" AND "The constancy of immediacy: from printing press to digital age"

      7. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Making Up the News: Journalists, Deviance and Social Control in News Production" by Dickinson, R.

      8. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Making Up the News: Journalists, Deviance and Social Control in News Production" by Dickinson, R.

      9. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read these four chapters "Nature, sources and effects of news framing",News values and selectivity", "News, discourse and ideology" AND "News content" (part III)

      10. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read these four chapters "Nature, sources and effects of news framing",News values and selectivity", "News, discourse and ideology" AND "News content" (part III)

      11. Culture, society and the media - Gurevitch, Michael, MyiLibrary c1982 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Theories of the media, theories of society" by T. Bennett

      12. Culture, society and the media - Gurevitch, Michael, Dawsonera 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Theories of the media, theories of society" by T. Bennett

      13. Culture, society and the media - Gurevitch, Michael c1982

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Theories of the media, theories of society" by T. Bennett

      14. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2000

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Commercialism and professionalism in the American news media"

      15. The handbook of global online journalism - Eugenia Siapera, Andreas Veglis, Dawsonera 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters " Technology and the Transformation of News Work: Are Labour Conditions in (Online) Journalism Changing?" by Paulussen, S AND "The Elements of Online Journalism" by Wurff, R.

      16. The handbook of global online journalism - Eugenia Siapera, Andreas Veglis 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Technology and the Transformation of News Work: Are Labour Conditions in (Online) Journalism Changing?" by Paulussen, S. AND "The Elements of Online Journalism" by Wurff, R.

      17. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter, "News content"

      18. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter, "News content"

  8. Week 5: Issues in News: "fake news" and accountability in media coverage 27 items
    This lecture looks at the reporting of complex political issues, such as the reporting of gender by the media, the EU referendum and Brexit as well as other social and environmetal issues. This lecture observes the difficulties associated with media reporting of these long-term and complex political, social issues. We will examine how news routiness, news values, the complexity of the issues and biases towards certain types of news source can hinder news coverage.
    1. Week 5: Required Reading 3 items
      1. Public spheres and mediated social networks in the western context and beyond - Petros Iosifidis, Mark Wheeler 2016

        Book Essential reading Read chapter 5, "The public sphere and network democracy: the arab spring wikileaks and the Edward Snowden revelations.

      2. Media coverage of women in politics: The curious case of Sarah Palin - P. C. Wasburn, M. H. Wasburn 01/10/2011

        Article Essential reading

    2. Week 5: Highly Recommended 5 items
      1. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Agenda setting"

      2. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Agenda setting"

      3. Environmental risks and the media - Stuart Allan, Barbara Adam, Cynthia Carter, Taylor & Francis 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapters "TV news, lay voices and the visualisation of environmental risks" AND "Mapping environmental risks"

      4. Environmental risks and the media - Stuart Allan, Barbara Adam, Cynthia Carter 2000

        Book Essential reading Read chapters "TV news, lay voices and the visualisation of environmental risks" AND "Mapping environmental risks"

      5. The Agenda-Setting Function of Mass Media - Maxwell E. McCombs, Donald L. Shaw 22/1972

        Article Essential reading

    3. Week 5: Additional Reading 19 items
      1. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan, Dawsonera 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading See part IV (30, 31, 32, 33 and 34)

      2. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading See part IV (30, 31, 32, 33 and 34)

      3. Social media and democracy: innovations in participatory politics - Brian Loader, Dan Mercea, Taylor & Francis 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Poverty in the news: a framing analysis of coverage in Canada and the UK"

      4. Social media and democracy: innovations in participatory politics - Brian Loader, Dan Mercea 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Poverty in the news: a framing analysis of coverage in Canada and the UK"

      5. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "Rethinking news and myth as storytelling", "Convergence and cross-platform content production" AND "Journalism ethics"

      6. The handbook of journalism studies - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "Rethinking news and myth as storytelling", "Convergence and cross-platform content production" AND "Journalism ethics"

      7. Women, media, and politics - Pippa Norris, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy c1997

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Media Coverage of Women in the 103rd Congress" by Carrol, S.

      8. The mass media and environmental issues - Anders Hansen 1994

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter " Greenpeace and press coverage of environmental issues" by Hansen, A.

      9. News and journalism in the UK - Brian McNair 2009

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Why journalism matters"

      10. The crisis of journalism reconsidered: democratic culture, professional codes, digital future - Cambridge Books Online Course Book EBA. 2016

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The many crises of western journalism: a comparative analysis of economic crises, professional crises and crises of confidence"

      11. The crisis of journalism reconsidered: democratic culture, professional codes, digital future 2016

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The many crises of western journalism: a comparative analysis of economic crises, professional crises and crises of confidence"

      12. The handbook of global online journalism - Eugenia Siapera, Andreas Veglis 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Technology and the transformation of news work: are labour conditions in (online) journalism changing?" AND "The elements of online journalism"

      13. The handbook of global online journalism - Eugenia Siapera, Andreas Veglis 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Technology and the transformation of news work: are labour conditions in (online) journalism changing?" AND "The elements of online journalism"

      14. Online newsgathering: research and reporting for journalism - Stephen Quinn, Stephen Lamble, Ebook Central c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "How the internet is changing journalism, and how it affrects you"

      15. Online newsgathering: research and reporting for journalism - Stephen Quinn, Stephen Lamble c2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "How the internet is changing journalism, and how it affrects you"

      16. The SAGE handbook of political communication - Holli A. Semetko, Margaret Scammell, SAGE Knowledge EBA. 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Never Waste a Good Crisis: the British Phone Hacking Scandal and its Implications for Politics and the Press" by Tait, R.

      17. The SAGE handbook of political communication - Holli A. Semetko, Margaret Scammell 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Never Waste a Good Crisis: the British Phone Hacking Scandal and its Implications for Politics and the Press" by Tait, R.

      18. News: a reader - Tumber, Howard c1999

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "World news duopoly"

  9. Week 6: Reading week 1 item
    1. Please use this week to concentrate on the presentations and essay.

  10. Week 7: What is Documentary?: culture and organization 20 items
    Having focused on the genre of news, this week we begin by asking what, by comparison, is documentary? This lecture looks at issues of genre, style and narrative. We examine the role of authorship and ideology in documentary, and use as an example the work of Werner Herzog and the documentary Grizzly Man (2005). This lecture also starts to look at the ways in which documentaries have tried to represent important social and political issues, from Loach's classic 'Cathy Come Home' (1966) to the acclaimed 'The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers' (Ehrlich and Goldsmith, 2009).
    1. Week 7: Required Reading 4 items
      1. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives and practices - Ebook Central 2008

        Book Essential reading Read chapter, "...To leave the confinements of his humanness - authorial voice, death and constructions of nature in Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man"

      2. An introduction to television documentary: confronting reality - Kilborn, Richard, Izod, John 1997

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Mapping the Terrain: What is Documentary?"

      3. Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition - Bill Nichols, EBL DDA. 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "How have Documentaries Addressed Social and Political issues?"

      4. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2010

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "How have Documentaries Addressed Social and Political issues?"

    2. Week 7: Highly Recommended 4 items
      1. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives and practices - Ebook Central 2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter, "Documentary studies: dimensions of transitions and continuity"

      2. The television genre book - Creeber, Glen, Miller, Toby, Tulloch, John, British Film Institute c2008

        Book Recommended reading See section on "news" and "documentary"

      3. The television genre book 2015

        Book Recommended reading See section on "news" and "documentary" |

      4. An introduction to television documentary: confronting reality - Kilborn, Richard, Izod, John 1997

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Shaping the real: modes of documentary"

    3. Week 7: Additional Reading 12 items
      1. New documentary - Bruzzi, Stella, Bruzzi, Stella, MyiLibrary 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read Introduction pages 1-9, and "Narration: the film and its voice", pages 47-73

      2. New documentary: a critical introduction - Bruzzi, Stella 2000

        Book Recommended reading Read Introduction pages 1-9, and "Narration: the film and its voice", pages 47-73

      3. Documentary and the mass media - Corner, John 1986

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Authorship in Documentary: Sociology as an Art Form in Mass Observation"

      4. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter, "The question of evidence, the power of rhetoric and documentary"

      5. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives and practices - Ebook Central 2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters, "The question of evidence, the power of rhetoric and documentary" AND "Documentary as critical and creative research"

      6. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong 2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters, "The question of evidence, the power of rhetoric and documentary" AND "Documentary as critical and creative research"

      7. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols, Ebook Central 2017

        Book Recommended reading Read pages xi-1 and chapters "What are documentaries about?" AND "How do documentaries differ from other types of films?"

      8. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2010

        Book Recommended reading Read pages xi-1 and chapters "What are documentaries about?" AND "How do documentaries differ from other types of films?"

      9. Representing reality: issues and concepts in documentary - Bill Nichols c1991

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Documentary modes of representation" AND "Axiographics: ethical space in documentary film"

      10. New challenges for documentary - Rosenthal, Alan, Corner, John 2005

        Book Recommended reading Read Introduction pages 1 to 17

      11. Documentary and the mass media - Corner, John 1986

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The Agonistic Narratives of Television Science"

      12. Documentary: the margins of reality - Paul Ward c2005

        Book Recommended reading

  11. Week 8: Television, reality TV and news 21 items
    This week we turn to theories of television in relation to news and documentary, and we examine among others the theories of realism, hyper-reality and immediacy. We return to the notion of the public sphere that was discussed in the first weeks, and ask whether televisual documentaries offer a particular kind of public sphere in their presentation of 'real' people and our voting abilities as audiences. We start with the claim that all our experiences are mediated ones, and that the particular form of television offers us a very distinct view on the world. We look at what is unique about television news and documentary, and at the formats in which we receive news and engage with documentary.
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Big Brother and other reality TV programmes

    2. Week 8: Required Reading: 3 items
      1. The television genre book - Creeber, Glen, Miller, Toby, Tulloch, John, British Film Institute c2008

        Book Essential reading See section on “reality TV”

      2. The television genre book 2015

        Book Essential reading See section on reality TV

      3. Understanding reality television - Holmes, Su, Jermyn, Deborah 2004

        Book Essential reading Read "Introduction: Understanding Reality TV", pages 1 to 32

    3. Week 8: Highly Recommended 3 items
      1. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Austin, Thomas, Jong, Wilma de, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Simulating the public sphere"

      2. Media and Politics in Latin America: Globalization, Democracy and Identity - Matos, Carolina 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read pages 114-139.

      3. Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity - Matos, Carolina 2012

        Book Essential reading Read pages 114-139.

    4. Week 8: Additional Reading: 14 items
      1. Reality TV: realism and revelation - Biressi, Anita, Nunn, Heather 2005

        Book Recommended reading Read pages 1-35.

      2. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Austin, Thomas, Jong, Wilma de, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The Work of Work: Reality TV and the negotiations of neo-liberal labour in The Apprentice"

      3. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong 2008

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "The Work of Work: Reality TV and the negotiations of neo-liberal labour in The Apprentice"

      4. Reading television - Fiske, John, Hartley, John 2003

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Media studies: a reader / edited by Sue Thornham, Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris - Thornham, Sue, Bassett, Caroline, Marris, Paul c2009

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "The codes of television", "News values and news production" AND "Programming as Sequence or Flow"

      6. Television culture - Fiske, John, Jenkins, Henry, Becker, Ron, MyiLibrary 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Television culture - Fiske, John, Jenkins, Henry, Becker, Ron 2011

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Reality TV: audiences and popular factual television - Annette Hill 2005

        Book Recommended reading

      9. Reality TV - Misha Kavka c2012

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Television studies: the basics - Toby Miller 2010

        Book Recommended reading

      11. Reality TV: remaking television culture - Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette, ACLS Humanities E-Book c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      12. The Routledge companion to news and journalism - Stuart Allan 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "Impartiality in TV news: profitability versus public service"

      13. The message of television: myth and narrative in contemporary culture - Silverstone, Roger 1981

        Book Recommended reading

      14. The ethics of reality TV: a philosophical examination - Wendy N. Wyatt, Kristie Bunton c2012

        Book Recommended reading

  12. Week 9: Docu-soap and docudrama 21 items
    After looking at mainly the news genre as well as documentary and reality TV, this week we look at other forms that seem to be more blurred - the docu-soap and some beautifully shot and edited mass produced "documentaries" such as 'Bowling for Columbine' (Moore, 2002) and 'Dreams of a Life' (Morley, 2011). We examine the concepts of the "docu-soap" and "docu-drama" sand look more closely at the relationship between realism and documentaries.
    1. Screening 2 items
      1. Bowling for Columbine - Moore, Michael c2003 (vidoerecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Dreams of a life - Carol Morley, Barry Adamson, Zawe Ashton, Jonathan Harden c2012 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Week 9: Required Reading 3 items
      1. New documentary - Stella Bruzzi, Stella Bruzzi, MyiLibrary 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "New British observational documentary: ‘docusoaps'"

      2. New documentary: a critical introduction - Bruzzi, Stella 2000

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "New British observational documentary: ‘docusoaps'"

      3. Representing reality: issues and concepts in documentary - Bill Nichols c1991

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "The Fact of Realism and the Fiction of Objectivity" |

    3. Week 9: Highly Recommended 5 items
      1. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives and practices - Ebook Central 2008

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Online documentary"

      2. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong 2008

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Online documentary"

      3. Freakshow: first person media and factual television - Jon Dovey 2000

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "McDox'R'Us - Docu-soap and the triumph of trivia"

      4. An introduction to television documentary: confronting reality - Kilborn, Richard, Izod, John 1997

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Tackling the Text: Documentary Analyses"

      5. New challenges for documentary - Rosenthal, Alan, Corner, John 2005

        Book Essential reading Read chapter "Bowling for Columbine: a review"

    4. Week 9: Additional reading: 11 items
      1. Documentary storytelling: creative nonfiction on screen - Sheila Curran Bernard, MyiLibrary c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Documentary media: history, theory, practice - Broderick Fox, Ebook Central 2016

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters, "Reimagining documentary" AND "A brief history of documentary: moments and modes"

      3. The television genre book - Glen Creeber, Toby Miller, John Tulloch, British Film Institute c2008

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The television genre book 2015

        Book Recommended reading

      5. New challenges for documentary - Alan Rosenthal, John Corner 2005

        Book Recommended reading Read chapters "Documentary and truth on television: the crisis of 1999" AND "Dramadoc/Docudrama: the law and regulation"

      6. A better BBC: public service broadcasting in the '90s - Damian Green 1991

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "Mockumentary: a call to play", "A documentary on Youtube: the failure of the direct cinema of the slogan" AND "Documentary viewing platforms"

      8. Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices - Thomas Austin, Wilma de Jong 2008

        Book Recommended reading Read these three chapters "Mockumentary: a call to play", "A documentary on Youtube: the failure of the direct cinema of the slogan" AND "Documentary viewing platforms"

      9. Public service broadcasting in transition: a documentary reader - Monroe E. Price, Marc Raboy c2003

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2010

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "How Can We Write Effectively about Documentary "

      11. Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition - Bill Nichols, EBL DDA. 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read chapter "How Can We Write Effectively about Documentary "

  13. Week 10: Presentations 0 items
    All students must be present for the entire duration of the lecture and seminar to deliver their presentations and provide feedback to other students. This feedback will be essential to achieving a good grade for the module. All students will also be expected to take part in the Question and Answer sessions at the end of each presentation or in the end of the session.
  14. Week 11: Presentations and Module Overview 0 items
    This lecture will conclude the student presentations of last week. This session will also be a revision session of the whole module, critically reflecting on the relationship between news and society and our engagement with documentary genres. We will revisit the notions discussed throughout the module, such as ideology, objectivity, truth, realism, as well as news production theories. This lecture will also serve as an opportunity to discuss the coursework and essays.
  15. Screenings 12 items
    Please make sure you watch at least three of thes following documentaries, as they will be discussed in class
    1. Blackfish - Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Manny O Productions (Firm) c2013 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    2. Dreams of a life - Carol Morley, Barry Adamson, Zawe Ashton, Jonathan Harden c2012 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    3. The most dangerous man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers - Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, Lawrence Lerew, Daniel Ellsberg c2010 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    4. Milk - Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin c2009 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    5. Waltz with Bashir - Ari Folman, David Polonsky, Yoni Goodman c2009 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    6. An inconvenient truth: a global warning - Davis Guggenheim, Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns c2006 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    7. Grizzly man - Werner Herzog, Erik Nelson, Jewel Palovak, Timothy Treadwell c2006 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    8. Capturing the Friedmans - Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Jesse Friedman, Arnold Friedman c2004 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    9. Fahrenheit 9/11 - Michael Moore, James Addison Baker, Al Gore, Thomas Daschle c2004 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    10. The Blair witch project - 1962- Myrick, Daniel, Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, Joshua Leonard c2010 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

    11. Cathy come home - Ken Loach, Jeremy Sandford, Carol White, Ray Brooks c2007 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential reading

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