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The Power and the Story: The Global Battle for News and Information

John Lloyd



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Grove Press
29 August 2018
Society & Social Sciences; Media studies
Is journalism in jeopardy? In a time of technological shifts and the market transformations how can journalists respond? Are we truly post-truth?

John Lloyd answers these questions and more in this global examination of democratic legitimacy, technology and the news. With first hand research Lloyd journeys from post-communist Russia to Nigeria, from Saudi Arabia to Israel, from Mexico to China, and lays bare just how the power of the story matters more than ever.

With nuance and expertise Lloyd argues that a free press has to be part of any tolerably free future and offers fascinating insight into the trade with the responsibility to hold power to account.
By:   John Lloyd
Imprint:   Grove Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   441g
ISBN:   9781782393627
ISBN 10:   1782393625
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   29 August 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is a Senior Research Fellow. Lloyd has written several books, including What the Media Are Doing to Our Politics and Journalism in an Age of Terror. He is also a contributing editor at the Financial Times and a columnist for both and La Repubblica of Rome.

Reviews for The Power and the Story: The Global Battle for News and Information

Magisterial * Observer * Exceptionally wide-ranging and informative * New Statesman * An intelligent, nuanced and well-documented survey of global public interest reporting under pressure * Financial Times * Superb.... In a magisterial sweep Lloyd demonstrates how other pressures, such as violence, secrecy, corruption and commercialisation, are threatening the public purpose of journalism * Literary Review *

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