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Newsmaking Cultures in Africa

Normative Trends in the Dynamics of Socio-Political & Economic Struggles

Editors: Mabweazara, Hayes Mawindi (Ed.)

  • Covers the intricacies of contemporary journalism in Africa by deploying a wide range of empirical evidence
  • Sheds light on the everyday routines, defining epistemologies, and ethical dilemmas facing journalism in Africa
  • Uses a wide range of case studies from across Africa 
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  • Due: March 5, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54109-3
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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About this book

This book contributes to a broadened theorisation of journalism by exploring the intricacies of African journalism and its connections with the material realities that underpin the profession on the continent. It pulls together theoretically driven studies that collectively deploy a wide range of evidence to shed some light on newsmaking cultures in Africa – the everyday routines, defining epistemologies, as well as ethical dilemmas. The volume digs beneath the standardised and universalised veneer of professionalism to unpack routine practices and normative trends shaped by local factors, including the structural conditions of deprivation, entrenched political instability (and interference), pervasive neo-patrimonial governance systems, and the influences of technological developments. These varied and complex circumstances are shown to profoundly shape the foundations of journalism in Africa, resulting in routine practices that are both normatively distinct and equally in tune with (imported) Western journalistic cultures. The book thus broadly points to the dialectical nature of news production and the inconsistent and contradictory relationships that characterise news production cultures in Africa.

About the authors

Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara is Senior Lecturer in Journalism Studies at Falmouth University, UK. 


Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 5, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54109-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 5, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54108-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Newsmaking Cultures in Africa
Book Subtitle
Normative Trends in the Dynamics of Socio-Political & Economic Struggles
Editors
  • Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54109-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54109-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54108-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 374
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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