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Creative Paths to Television Journalism

Jacek Dabala

The book is a scholarly and creative consideration of audiovisual broadcasting and what makes a TV performance professional. It combines an academic approach to TV News with a practical understanding of production and the new pressures bearing down on the industry. Combining a real-world understanding with a scholarly approach, it offers valuable new insights for aspiring journalists, students, researchers and lecturers into what is still the most powerful medium for news and information in the world.

«This book is an exciting and challenging look at how we can understand the way we regard people and how we create and make public our views of them in and through television. The author provides a critically engaging and detailed analysis of the practical aspects of television journalism and the ethical values replete within it as well as how it is complicit in the construction of the manifold mediated identities of those caught up in the increasingly two-way relationship between broadcaster and audience. This is a wide ranging and well researched account of the dynamics of the significance and impact of television journalism in all its richness and ambiguity.»
(Prof. Jackie Harrison, Chair, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), Joint Head of Department and Director of Research Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK)
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Having prepared the manuscript of this book for publication, I asked a number of experts and media researchers whose opinions I particularly value for their comments on it. I would like to thank them for the time they devoted to reading the manuscript in spite of the pressure of professional duties, for maintaining email contact with me, and of course for their comments. That is the kind of open and inspiring collaboration between specialists and scholars in the field of journalism and communication studies throughout the world which I imagined and hoped for. I would like to express my particular gratitude to Professor Jane L. Curry from Santa Clara University in California (USA), Professor Jackie Harrison from the University of Sheffield (UK), Profesor Ivor Gaber from University of Sussex (UK), Professor Dan Gillmor from the Arizona State University (USA), Professor Susan King from UNC Chapel Hill (USA), and Professor Richard Sambrook from the University of Cardiff (UK).

My separate and heartfelt thanks go to Dr Zofia Weaver, my excellent friend from the UK, without whose friendly help, competence and creative criticism I do not think the English version of book would have been written. I would also like to thank my students and my co-workers in the worlds of journalism and academia for their valuable opinions and comments. ← 11 | 12 →← 12 | 13 →

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