Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach critically explores the failures of business journalists in striking the balance between the bottom line business model and their role in defending the public interest.
Drawing on historical and political economic perspectives and analysing these in relation to critical political economic theory, the book explores failures of business journalism through the dwindling of social responsibility in the business journalist's role in holding political and corporate power to account.
Ibrahim Seaga Shaw draws on a diverse range of case studies, including:
Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach is essential reading for students and scholars interested in understanding the historical failings and potential futures for business journalism and those wishing to develop specialist financial, economic and business reporting in today's globalised media landscape.
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Ibrahim Seaga Shaw is Senior Lecturer in Media and Politics at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is author of Human Rights Journalism (2012) and co-editor of Expanding Peace Journalism (2012). He is also co-editor of Communicating Differences (forthcoming 2016) and obtained his PhD from the Sorbonne. He has a background in journalism spanning 20 years, having worked in Sierra Leone, Britain and France.
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