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“Tony Harcup’s re-imagining of news and re-thinking of news values is bold and innovative yet simultaneously based on empirical research on innovations that actual journalists have undertaken. His solution, therefore, is both practical and ethical, showing a pathway to a journalism that really does serve the public interest. His use of feminist theory, especially feminist standpoint epistemology, is the most sophisticated I've seen in journalism studies. Everyone interested in journalism - scholars, practitioners, critics, students - should read this book.”
- Linda Steiner, Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland, USA.
“At a time of unprecedented turbulence for journalism, this book makes a ground-breaking contribution by asking the fundamental question: What is news for? Challenging received understandings of news values, the book develops the idea that news should, first and foremost, serve the public good. Essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners of journalism.”
- Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff University, UK.
“The news media is facing a serious crisis that is driving an incredibly damaging democratic deficit. Tony Harcup analyses the news, its meaning, its point and some of its impediments. He concentrates on why journalists produce news – whatever its uses – and avoids popular, if important, distractions such as fake news. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to practitioners and students.”
- Chris Frost, Professor of Journalism, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.