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News, Documentary and Advocacy Journalism.

Charles, M., 2013. News, Documentary and Advocacy Journalism. In: Fowler-Watt, K. and Allan, S., eds. Journalism: New Challenges. Poole, England: CJCR: Centre for Journalism and Communication Research, Bournemouth University, 384-392.

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This chapter examines how alternative models of journalism are emerging to counter the news values associated with the so-called mainstream media - news values, which are increasingly criticised for serving only the interests of the political and economic elite. In particular, this chapter looks at advocacy journalism, which focuses on a shift away from objectivity towards the arguably more ethical practice of attachment. The neutral and detached reporter, who remains outside of events and reports only facts, becomes a campaigner immersed in a story to call for and foster real social change.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-910042-00-7, 978-1-910042-01-4, 978-1-910042-02-1
Number of Pages:500
Uncontrolled Keywords:Documentary ; Advocacy Journalism ; Campaign Journalism
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:21124
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:31 Mar 2014 11:36
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:48


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