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Radio Journalism by Guy Starkey
Book Description"This is not another turgid guide to digital editing, writing for radio and the structure of a newsroom team. It is an ambitious and accessible study that combines a succinct narrative history of radio journalism with an analysis of its power in the public sphere. It describes the development of British audio broadcasting before locating it in an international context and contemplating the contours of the convergent future. Such ambition is often the prelude to failure. Instead, Starkey and Crisell have written a precious introduction to the theory, practice and purposes of radio journalism that will be very useful to serious students of the subject...This is a very good book." - THE (Times Higher Education) Radio Journalism introduduces key themes in journalism studies to explore what makes radio reporting distinctive and lay out the claims for radio's critical importance in the news landscape. With their extensive experience in radio production and academica, authors Guy Starkey and Andrew Crisell take readers on a tour through the past, present and future of radio broadcasting, from the infancy of the BBC in the 1920s up to the prospect of rolling news delivered to mobile telephones. Grounding each chapter in a survey of scholarly writing on the radio, they explore the connections between politics, policy and practice, inviting critical reflection on who radio professionals are, what they do and why. Putting theory and practice into dialogue, this book is the perfect bridge between unreflective production manuals and generalised media theory texts. Witty and engaging, Radio Journalism provides an essential framework for understanding the continuing relevance of radio journalism as a profession, set of practices and arena for critical debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412930154
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guy Starkey
Radio in Context, Hardback (October 2013)
This revised and updated new edition of a core text for radio studies offers students a critical introduction to the field; it blends theory and practical guidance, covers the most important radio genres, and addresses key changes in the landscape of radio production since publication of the first edition in 2004.
Local Radio, Going Global, Hardback (November 2011)
An examination of the development of local radio broadcasting and the trend for locally-owned, locally-originated and locally-accountable commercial radio stations to fall into the hands of national and international media groups. Starkey traces the early development of local radio through to present-day digital environments.
Radio Content in the Digital Age, Paperback (November 2011)
Analyses how the 'traditional' radio medium is evolving in the multimedia age. This book focuses on an intercultural dialogue about the important role that technologies play in the different configurations of FM and digital sound broadcasting.
Balance and Bias in Journalism, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Guy Starkey
Guy Starkey offers a clearly structured discussion of 'balance' in the media, and the difficulties inherent in both achieving and measuring it. Providing an analysis of theoretical issues, an exploration of practical considerations and a review of methods for assessing journalistic output, it will appeal to students of journalism and media studies.
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