Making the Local News: Local Journalism in Context


The local media - local newspapers and radio, regional television, cable television and local news on the internet - represents a diverse and rapidly-changing sector of the British media landscape. Bringing together media academics, local journalists and other media professionals, this text presents a thorough, up-to-date and authoritative account of recent developments and future prospects for Britain's local newspapers, local media and local journalism. Drawing on current research and relevant literature, the book covers:*key developments in the local media scene*the distinctive editorial format of local newspapers*news sources and other sources available to local journalists*recent developments in media policy*online journalism*ethics and regulations*the impact of new technology.Situating the study within the context of local, national and multi-national media networks, this unique text provides students with a well-written and wide-ranging assessment of all aspects of the local media in the UK and as such, will be a welcome addition to the current literature.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bob Franklin
  • David Murphy
  • Andrew Crisell
  • Ralph Negrine
  • Rachel Eyre
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998


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