Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#139]
Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#139]

ジャーナリズムは私たちの世界観に消すことのできない影響を残します。本書は現代のメディア社会を生きる私たちがどのように情報を入手しているかに始まり、私たちに情報を届ける過程でジャーナリストが行う、数多くの実務的、政治的、専門的決断について考えていきます。プライバシーの侵害や説明責任の欠如、平凡化、噂の流布、名誉棄損といった現代ジャーナリズムの問題点にも深く切り込みます。(cf. The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know)

  • Explores all of the big issues affecting contemporary journalism
  • Considers the role journalism plays in an age of global, digital, and social media
  • Assesses journalism as a method of entertainment and the ethical issues that raises
  • Looks at the issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property
  • Offers a global perspective, including examples from around the world

New to this Edition:

  • Reflects the growth of social media, online, and electronic journalism
  • Considers the impact technology has had on how war and major international issues/crises are dealt with
  • Looks at the development of online entertainment journalism, including examples such as Gawker and YouTube
  • Explores the impact of issues such as the banking and financial crisis as well as the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry in the UK
  • Includes an updated further reading section

Journalism entered the twenty-first century caught in a paradox. The world had more journalism, across a wider range of media, than at any time since the birth of the western free press in the eighteenth century. Western journalists had found themselves under a cloud of suspicion: from politicians, philosophers, the general public, anti-globalization radicals, religious groups, and even from fellow journalists. Critics argued that the news industry had lost its moral bearings, focusing on high investment returns rather than reporting and analysing the political, economic, and social issues of the day.
Journalism has a central and profound impact on our worldview; we find it everywhere from newspapers and television, to radio and the Internet. In the new edition of this thought-provoking and provocative Very Short Introduction, Ian Hargreaves examines the world of contemporary journalism. By looking not only at what journalism has been in the past, but also what it is becoming in the digital age, he examines the big issues relating to reportage, warfare, celebrity culture, privacy, and technology worldwide. 
Reading Guide


Introduction: The power paradox
1. Born free: a brief history of news media
2. Big brother: journalism and the altered state
3. The first casualty: journalists at war
4. Star-struck: journalism as entertainment
5. Up to a point, Lord Copper's: who owns journalists?
6. Hacks v. flacks: journalism and public relations
7. Murder is my meat: the ethics of journalism
8. Digital: after the deluge Further reading Index


Ian Hargreaves has been Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Cardiff since 2010. From 2006-2008 he was Senior Partner at Ofcom and between 2008-2010 he was Director of Strategic Communications for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is heavily involved in the global debates surrounding intellectual property and copyright.

Review from previous edition 
Hargreaves has written a timely and disturbing account of journalism in peril. - Martin Bell, The Times

Ian Hargreaves is a distinguished journalist and academic with a fine track record of editorial integrity and incisive thought. - Chris Cramer, Director of News, CNN


ISBN : 9780199686872

Ian Hargreaves
176 ページ
111 x 174 mm
Very Short Introductions





Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#139]

Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#139]

Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#139]