Handbook of Applied Journalism: Theory & Practice

Leon Barkho, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Sadia Jamil

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This authoritative handbook looks at the entire news cycle and provides a bridge between the theoretical and academic study of journalism and its actual contemporary practice. The book's main merit is that it brings theory and practice together, with contributors discussing these issues from different perspectives in a way that scholars, students, and practitioners can find useful in the study of journalism. The handbook is also unique as it undertakes an international scope across regions and cultures, both from the West and the Global South, while providing an overview which balances the (over-) emphasis on content in most academic approaches to journalism.

The book is divided into four major parts: (1) Conceptual foundations, (2) Interlink between journalism as scholarship and journalism as practice, (3) Regions and cultures, and (4) The practitioner world. The first two sections lay down the foundation for section (3) which provides an overview of journalism practice in different regions and cultures. Section (4) includes contributions by practitioners in which they attempt to respond to some of the issues raised in preceding sections.

This handbook will appeal to academics, practitioners, and professionals alike, who are interested in a better understanding of the academic study of journalism and its actual contemporary practice.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9783031487392
ISBN (Print)9783031487385
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameSpringer Handbooks of Political Science and International Relations
ISSN (Print)3005-0383
ISSN (Electronic)3005-0391


  • Tailored communication
  • Diversity
  • Journalistic practice
  • Environmental issues
  • Equity
  • Foreign reporting
  • Political communication
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital journalism education
  • Journalism training
  • Coverage of protests
  • Press freedom
  • Media and democracy
  • Bias
  • Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurialism


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