Newsmaking Cultures in Africa

Mabweazara, H. M. (Ed.) (2018) Newsmaking Cultures in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137541086

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This book explores the intricacies of newsmaking cultures in Africa. It pulls together theoretically driven studies that dig beneath the standardised and universalised veneer of professionalism to unpack routine practices as well as normative trends shaped by local factors, including the structural conditions of deprivation, entrenched political instability (and interference), pervasive neo-patrimonial governance systems, and the influences of technological developments. These varied and complex circumstances are shown to profoundly shape the foundations of journalism in Africa, resulting in practices that are both normatively distinct and equally in tune with (imported) Western journalistic cultures.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mabweazara, Dr Hayes
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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