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Journalistic Role Performance: Concepts, Contexts, and Methods

Claudia Mellado Lea Hellmueller Wolfgang Donsbach



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10 December 2019
Media studies; Press & journalism
This volume lays out the theoretical and methodological framework to introduce the concept of journalistic role performance, defined as the outcome of concrete newsroom decisions and the style of news reporting when considering different constraints that influence the news product. By connecting role conception to role performance, this book addresses how journalistic ideals manifest in practice. The authors of this book analyze the disconnection between journalists' understanding of their role and their actual professional performance in a period of high uncertainty and excitement about the future of journalism due the changes the Internet and new technologies have brought to the profession.
Edited by:   Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller, Wolfgang Donsbach
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   562g
ISBN:   9780367869991
ISBN 10:   0367869993
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   10 December 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface Daniel C. Hallin Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION. Journalistic Role Performance: A New Research Agenda in a Digital and Global Media Environment Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller and Wolfgang Donsbach Part I: Conceptualizing Journalistic Role Performance 1. Revisiting Journalists' Role Conceptions Research Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller and David H. Weaver 2. Historical Perspectives on Journalistic Roles Tim P. Vos 3. Journalistic Roles in the Mediated Public Sphere Morten Skovsgaard and Peter Bro 4. Epistemologies and Professional Roles Henrik OErnebring 5. Normative Theories and Journalistic Role Performance Martin Eide 6. Conceptualizing Journalistic Role Performance Across News Platforms Claudia Mellado and Tim P. Vos Part II: Contextualizing Journalistic Role Performance 7. News Routines, Role Performance and Change in Journalism David Ryfe 8. Digital Networks and Journalistic Role Performance Wilson Lowrey 9. Journalistic Role Performance beyond Professional News Media David Domingo and Florence Le Cam 10. Professionalism, Journalistic Role Performance, and Situated Ethics Beyond the West Silvio Waisbord Part III: Methodological Approaches to the Study of Journalistic Role Performance 11. Mixed Quantitative Methods Approach to Journalistic Role Performance Research Arjen Van Dalen, Claes H. de Vreese and Erik Albaek 12. Triangulating Methods in the Study of Journalistic Role Performance Jane B. Singer 13. Discourse Analysis and Journalistic Role Performance Tom Van Hout & Eva De Smedt 14. Measuring J

Claudia Mellado is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile. She has been visiting professor in different universities in Latin America and Europe. She is the Principal Investigator of the Journalistic Role Performance around the Globe Project, and she has published widely in different peer-reviewed jourals within the field. Her research focuses on the study of journalism cultures, journalistic performance, and comparative studies. Lea Hellmueller is Assistant Professor and Director of the Global Media Research Center at the University of Houston, Texas. She is the author of The Washington, DC Media Corps in the 21st Century (2014) and the co-principal investigator of the Journalistic Role Performance around the Globe project. Her work has appeared in International Communication Gazette, International Journal of Communication, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, and Communication Research Trends. Wolfgang Donsbach (*1949, 2015) was Professor of Communication and founding of the Department of Communication at Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He was a visiting professor at Columbia University, Syracuse University, University of Navarra (Spain), and Harvard University. He was president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (1995-1996) and the International Communication Association (2004-2005). He was the general editor of the International Encyclopedia of Communication (Wiley-Blackwell). In 2010 he was elected as an ICA Fellow. His main research interests were in journalism, political communication, public opinion, and exposure to communication.

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