Periodicals in the Victorian era portrayed and reinforced gender notions and ideals. Indeed, the Victorian periodical press was a critical cultural site for the representation of competing gender ideologies. This is a full-length book examining masculinities and femininities as defined and interrogated in these periodicals. It investigates readers, editors, and journalists; and it considers the power of the press at home, in the domestic space, in metropolitan centres and at the margins of empire. The work is based on archival research into a wide range of publications from the 1830s to the fin de siècle; from enduring intellectual heavyweight quarterlies through more ephemeral women's and working men's magazines, to magazines for boys and girls. The study is informed by the theories and approaches of media and cultural studies and women's studies. A valuable appendix supplies information about the many periodicals of the period mentioned in the book.
Written by a linguist who is himself a journalist, this is a uniquely informed account of the language of the news media. The aim of this book is to explore this influential language, to ask what the patterns of media discourse tell readers about wider linguistic issues, and what they also reveal about news and the media.
Written especially for students, "News and Journalism in the UK" provides a comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of British press and broadcast journalism. Brian McNair surveys the industry in a period of radical change, taking stock of what the British journalistic media have come through in the 1980s and 1990s, assessing where they are going. Intergrating both academic and professional perspectives on journalism, Brian McNair identifies the main issues now confronting the industry. The book includes separate chapters devoted to the social history and contemporary role of journalism; analysis of the impact of such key events as the 'Wapping revolution' and the establishment of Sky news on regional and national UK journalism; a review of current debates on media ownership and regulation. This second editon is fully revised and updated to include discussion of such issues as the changing political allegiances of the Murdoch press; the impact of the newspaper price war on circulation; the fortunes of the Mirror Group post-Maxwell; key changes in press ownership such as the sales of the Observer and Thomson Regional Newspapers; and the increasing pressures being faced by broadcast journalists in their reporting of political affairs.
Anyone studying journalism, or training for the industry, will benefit from the broad scope of information and guidance packed into this textbook. Those already employed in journalism or related areas will also find it useful as a reference book. Essential techniques employed by journalists working across all media are supplemented with detailed sections on the workings of public administration, law, health and safety, regulation and training. Each chapter concludes with suggested learning activities and an extensive list of resources for further study and investigation. The approach throughout chapters covering background issues (e.g. law) is 'journalism centred': all topics are related to the interests and concerns of journalists and journalism. Students of the City and Guilds Diploma in Media Techniques will find the book particularly relevant to their studies as it has been developed to reflect the syllabus of this course. Exercises, checklists and further reading recommendations are provided to aid learning and maximize success A unique gathering of information to introduce the major issues and practice of print, broadcast and online journalism.
Completely amended and updated to include cultural events since 1997, this very welcome second edition is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Exploring issues such as language, the novel and poetry, theatre, TV, and radio, David P. Christopher takes a factual approach and investigates the key movements of British culture, setting them in a clear, historical context. Extensively illustrated and incredibly student-friendly, the chapters focus on key themes including politics, the media and language, with emphasis on outstanding artists in each area, and strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. This exciting second edition includes: a more in-depth analysis of films and novels extended analyses of the subjects for students new to British culture fully revised and updated chapters two brand new chapters on sport and print media authentic extracts from novels, plays and TV series discussion of recent cultural events such as the building of the London Gherkin, and the phenomenon of the Harry Potter novels. David P. Christopher's book is an engaging study of the art of contemporary life and is a must-have for the bookshelf of any student of modern Britain.