This is a major new statement on the role of journalism in democracy from one of media and communication's leading thinkers
Denis McQuail leads the reader through a systematic exploration of how and why journalism and society have become so inextricably entwined and - as importantly - what this relationship should be like. It is a strong re-statement of the fundamental values that journalism aspires to. Written for students, this book: makes the theory accessible and relevant teaches the importance of journalism to power and politics explores the status and future of journalism as a profession outlines the impact and consequences of the digital reveals journalism as it is, but also as it should be takes each chapter further with guided reading list and free online journal articles. This textbook is the perfect answer to the how and why of journalism. It is crucial reading for any student of media studies, communication studies and journalism.