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Description - The Media in Question by Kees Brants

This collection of innovative essays sets the agenda for a revitalized debate on the hybrid communicative practices that constitute the (post)modern media landscape and which cross the boundaries between fact and fiction, information and entertainment, public knowledge and popular culture. In this challenging and provocative collection, the contributors rethink key issues - the meaning of the public interest, the quality of media performance and (de)regulation. In the process they raise topics rarely addressed in normative media theories, for example, the ethics of sports reporting, the moral reasoning in popular culture and the required professional standards for infotainment genres such as reality television and gossip journalism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761957232
ISBN-10: 0761957235
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kees Brants

Liesbet van Zoonen is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University and Professor of Popular Culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her work covers the articulation of popular culture and politics, for which she uses a wide range of standard and creative quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

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