- Brings together an elite team of contributors to create a comprehensive overview of journalism research and its different approaches, methods, and paradigms around the world
- Examines the impact of developments in journalism that have resulted in it becoming an international phenomenon with global networks, no longer able to operate solely within national or cultural borders
- Considers the theoretical frameworks necessary for journalists to embrace recent economic, political, and cultural changes - impacting on our basic definitions of journalism
- Explores the issue of the increasingly blurring line between entertainment and news, as well as the formerly clear division between journalism, public relations and business communication
- Draws on examples of journalism research from Asia, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North and Latin America
Part I: Introduction to Journalism Research.
1. Questioning National, Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries: A Call for Global Journalism Research: David Weaver (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Martin Löffelholz (Ilmenau University of Techno¬lo¬gy, Germany).
Part II: Theories of Journalism Research.
2. Heterogeneous – Multi-dimensional – Competing: Theoretical Approaches on Journalism – an Overview: Martin Löffelholz (Ilmenau University of Techno¬lo¬gy, Germany).
3. Journalism in a Globalizing World Society: A Societal Approach to Journalism Research: Manfred Rühl (University of Bamberg).
4. Journalism as a Human Right: The Cultural Approach to Journalism: John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology).
5. The Structure of News Production: The Organizational Approach to Journalism Research: Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany).
6. Factors Behind Journalists’ Professional Behavior: A Psychological Approach to Journalism Research: Wolfgang Donsbach (Dresden University, Germany).
7. Jounalism as a Symbolic Practice - The Gender Approach in Journalism Research: Gertrude J. Robinson (McGill University, Montreal).
Part III: Methodology and Methods of Journalism Research.
8. Comparing Journalism across Cultural Boundaries: State-of-the-art, Strategies, Problems, and Solutions: Thomas Hanitzsch (University of Zürich).
9. Methods of Journalism Research - Survey: David Weaver (Indiana University, Bloomington).
10. Methods of Journalism Research – Content Analysis: Christian Kolmer (Media Tenor Institute, Bonn).
11. Methods of Journalism Research: Observation: Thorsten Quandt (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany).
Part IV: Selected Paradigms and Findings of Journalism Research.
12. Journalism Research in the United States: Paradigm Shift in Times of Globalization: Jane B. Singer (University of Iowa).
13. Journalism Research in Germany: Evolution and Central Research Interests: Siegfried Weischenberg (Hamburg University, Germany) and Maja Malik (University of Münster, Germany).
14. Journalism Research in the UK: From Isolated Efforts to an Established Discipline: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Bob Franklin.
15. South African Journalism Research: Challenging Paradigmatic Schisms and Finding a Foothold in an Era of Globalization: Arnold S. de Beer (Stellenbosch University, South Africa).
16. Journalism Research in Greater China: Its Communities, Approaches, and Themes: Joseph Man Chan (University of Hong Kong), Ven-hwei Lo (National Chengchi University, Taiwan), and Zhongdang Pan (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
17. Journalism Research in Mexico: Historical Development and Research Interests in the Latin American Context: María Elena Hernández Ramírez (University of Guadalajara) and Andreas Schwarz (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany).
Part V: The Future of Journalism Research.
18. Re-Considering "Journalism" for Journalism Research: Ari Heinonen (University of Tampere, Finland) and Heikki Luostarinen (University of Tampere, Finland).
19. Theorizing a Globalized Journalism: Stephen D. Reese (University of Texas at Austin).
20. Going Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries in the Future of Journalism Research: Barbie Zelizer (University of Pennsylvania).
21. Journalism Education in an Era of Globalization: Mark Deuze (Indiana University, Bloomington).
Part VI: Conclusions.
22. Journalism Research: Summing Up and Looking Ahead: Martin Löffelholz (Ilmenau University of Techno¬lo¬gy, Germany) and David Weaver (Indiana University, Bloomington).