Conceptualization of Journalism

Leon Barkho, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Sadia Jamil

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This chapter serves as an introduction to the handbook’s Part One titled Conceptual Foundations. It wades into issues of journalism as a discipline. It provides five perspectives which together form the basis on which the other three parts are built. It includes five chapters whose content dwells on a variety of concepts and theories as well as related journalism practices, with presentations on how theories can help improve practice. The content of this part covers the following topics: a review of foundational contemporary literature, the role of algorithmic news, news, and environmental education, normative values journalists subscribe to globally, and a theoretical framework to unravel news.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Applied Journalism: Theory and Practice
EditorsLeon Barkho, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Sadia Jamil
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783031487392
ISBN (Print)9783031487385
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameSpringer Handbooks of Political Science and International Relations


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