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Noted: Vital media resource

Volume 17, Issue 2

October, 2011

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Hope, w. (2011). Vital media resource. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2): 236-238. Review of Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, edited by Stuart Allan. London: Routledge, 2010. 642 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-46529-8.
Author(s): Wayne Hope
Reviewed book edited by Stuart Allan
Publication date: 
October, 2011

A number of articles deal with the social reception of new media content. Important themes here include citizenship and public knowledge, ethnographies of news consumption, news consumption and social memory. Another set of chapters looks at news and journalism against the backdrop of crisis and conflict. Relevant titles here include 'Journalists and war crimes', 'Peace journalism', 'News and foreign policy', 'Reporting the climate change crisis', 'Iconic Photojournalism and Absent Images: Democratisation and Memories of Terror'.