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COMM5540M Module Reading List

The Reporting of Politics, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Matthias Revers
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Aalberg, T., Strömbäck, J., & de Vreese, C. H. (2012). The framing of politics as strategy and game: A review of concepts, operationalizations and key findings. Journalism.ISSN: 1464-8849, 13(2), 162–178.  

Albæk, E., Van Dalen, A., Jebril, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2014). Political journalism in comparative perspectiveISBN: 9781107674608 (paperback); 9781107036284 (hardback); 1107036283 (hardback); 1107674603 (paperback). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Alexander, J. C. (1990). The Mass News Media in Systemic, Historical and Comparative Perspective. In J. C. Alexander & P. B. Colomy (Eds.), Differentiation theory and social change : comparative and historical perspectivesISBN: 0231069960 (pp. 17–51). New York: Columbia University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Alexander, J.C. Chapter 3 and chapter 4. In: Alexander, J.C. 2006. The civil sphere. Oxford University Press, pp. 37-67.   

Alexander, J.C. 2018. The Societalization of Social Problems: Church Pedophilia, Phone Hacking, and the Financial Crisis. American Sociological Review. 83(6), pp.1049–1078.

Alexander, J. C., Breese, E. B., & Luengo, M. (Eds.). (2016). The crisis of journalism reconsidered : democratic culture, professional codes, digital futureISBN: 9781107448513 (paperback); 9781107085251 (hardback). Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Alexander, J. C., & Jacobs, R. N. (1998). Mass communication, ritual and civil society. In J. Curran & T. Liebes (Eds.), Media, ritual, and identityISBN: 041515992X (pbk. : alk. paper ; hbk. : alk. paper); 0415159911 (pp. 23–41). London; New York: Routledge.  

Altheide, D. L., & Snow, R. P. (1979). Media logicISBN: 0803912978; 080391296X. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications.  

Altheide, D. L. (2016). The media syndromeISBN: 9781315532974 (e-book). New York: Routledge.

Bennett, L. W. (2016). News. The Politics of Illusion. (10th ed.). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Bennett, W. L. (1990). Toward a Theory of Press-State Relations in the United States. Journal of communication.ISSN: 0021-9916, 40(2), 103–127.

Benson, R. (2013). Shaping immigration news : a French-American comparisonISBN: 9780521715676 paperback; 0521715679 paperback. New York: Cambridge University Press. 

Benson, R. and Neveu, E. 2005. Introduction: Field Theory as a Work in Progress. Benson, R. and Neveu, E. eds. Bourdieu and the journalistic field. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 1-25. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Benson, R., & Neveu, E. (2005). Bourdieu and the journalistic fieldISBN: 0745633870 (pbk) : £16.99; 0745633862. Cambridge; Malden, MA: Polity.

Benson, R., & Saguy, A. C. (2005). Constructing Social Problems in an Age of Globalization: A French-American Comparison. American sociological review.ISSN: 0003-1224, 70(2), 233–259.

Berkowitz, D., & TerKeurst, J. V. (1999). Community as Interpretive Community: Rethinking the Journalist-Source Relationship. Journal of communication.ISSN: 0021-9916, 49(3), 125–136.  

Berry, J. M., & Sobieraj, S. (2014). The outrage industry : political opinion media and the new incivilityISBN: 9780199928989 (e-book). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. 

Blumler, J.G. (1997) ‘Origins of the Crisis of Communication for Citizenship’ Political communication. 14: 395-404.

Blumler, J.G. & Gurevitch, M. (1995) The crisis of public communication, Routledge

Bourdieu, P. 1993. The Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art and Literature. New York: Columbia University Press.

Calhoun, C.J. 1992. Introduction: Habermas and the Public Sphere In: C. J. Calhoun, ed. Habermas and the public sphere ISBN: 0262531143 (pbk); 0262031833. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp.1–48. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Canel, M. J. and Sanders, K. (2006) ‘Chapter 4: The Storytellers’, in Morality Tales: Political Scandals & Journalism in Britain & Spain in the 1990’s. Hampton Press, pp. 61–84.

Cappella, J.N. and Jamieson, K.H. 1997. Spiral of cynicism: the press and the public good. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chadwick, A. (2017). The hybrid media system: politics and power (2nd edition). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. 

Clayman, S. E., & Heritage, J. (2002). Questioning Presidents: Journalistic Deference and Adversarialness in the Press Conferences of U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan. Journal of communication.ISSN: 0021-9916, 52(4), 749–775.

Clayman, S. E., Heritage, J., Elliott, M. N., & McDonald, L. L. (2007). When Does the Watchdog Bark? Conditions of Aggressive Questioning in Presidential News Conferences. American sociological review.ISSN: 0003-1224, 72(1), 23–41.  

Clayman, S., & Heritage, J. (2002). The news interview : journalists and public figures on the airISBN: 0521011914 (pbk. ; cased) : No price; 0521812593. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cook, T. E. (1998). Governing With the News: The News Media as a Political Institution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cottle, S. (2006) ‘Mediated Rituals: beyond manufacturing consent Media, culture & society.. 28 (3) 411-432  

Couldry, N. (2003) Media rituals : a critical approach London, Routledge

Couldry, N., & Hepp, A. (2016). The mediated construction of realityISBN: 9780745681313 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9780745681306 (hbk.) : £55.00. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity Press.

Couldry N. and Rothenbuhler E (2007) ‘Somon Cottle on Mediatised Rituals: a Response’ Media, culture & society.. 29 (4) 691-695  

Couldry, N., Hepp, A., & Krotz, F. (Eds.). (2010). Media events in a global ageISBN: 9780203872604 (e-book). London ; New York: Routledge.

Curran, J. (2002) Media and Power Routledge

Dahlgren, P. 2005. The Internet, Public Spheres, and Political Communication: Dispersion and Deliberation. Political Communication. 22(2), pp.147–162.

Dahlgren, P., & Sparks, C. (1991). Communication and citizenship : journalism and the public sphereISBN: 0415100674 (pbk). London; New York: Routledge.

Davis, A., 2009. Journalist–source relations, mediated reflexivity and the politics of politics. Journalism studies, 10(2), pp.204-219.

Dayan, D. and Katz E. 1992. Defining Media Events: High Holidays of Mass Communication. In: Dayan, D. and Katz E. Media events : the live broadcasting of history. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 1-24.   

Dayan, D. and Katz E (1992) Media events : the live broadcasting of history Cambridge Mass: Harvard University Press

Entman, R.M. 1993. Framing: Toward Clarification of a Fractured Paradigm. Journal of Communication. 43(4), pp.51–58.

Esser, F. (1998). Editorial Structures and Work Principles in British and German Newsrooms. European journal of communication.ISSN: 0267-3231, 13(3), 375–405.

Esser, F., & Pfetsch, B. (2004). Comparing political communication : theories, cases, and challengesISBN: 0521535409 (pbk); 0521828317. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Esser, F. and Stromback, J. (2014) (eds.) Mediatization of politics : understanding the transformation of Western democracies, Palgrave Macmillan

Ferree, M. M., Gamson, W. A., Gerhards, J., & Rucht, D. (2002). Shaping abortion discourse : democracy and the public sphere in Germany and the United StatesISBN: 052179384x (pbk) : £15.95; 052179045x Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fink, K. and Anderson, C.W. 2015. Data Journalism in the United States: Beyond the “usual suspects”. Journalism Studies. 16(4), pp.467–481.

Fink, K., & Schudson, M. (2014). The rise of contextual journalism, 1950s–2000s. Journalism.ISSN: 1464-8849, 15(1), 3–20.

Fligstein, N. and McAdam, D. 2011. Toward a General Theory of Strategic Action Fields. Sociological Theory. 29(1), pp.1–26.

Gershon, S.A., 2012. Press secretaries, journalists, and editors: Shaping local congressional news coverage. Political Communication, 29(2), pp.160-183.

Hallin, D. C., & Mancini, P. (2004). Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hallin, D. C., & Mancini, P. (2012). Comparing media systems beyond the Western worldISBN: 9781107699540 (pbk.); 9781107013650 (hbk.); 1107013658 (hbk.); 1107699541 (pbk.). Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hanitzsch, T., Hanusch, F., Mellado, C., Anikina, M., Berganza, R., Cangoz, I., … Kee Wang Yuen, E. (2011). Mapping Journalism Cultures Across Nations. Journalism studies.ISSN: 1461-670x, 12(3), 273–293.

Hanitzsch, T. (2007). Deconstructing Journalism Culture: Toward a Universal Theory. Communication theory : a journal of the International Communication Association.ISSN: 1050-3293, 17, 367–385.

Hepp, A. (2013). Cultures of mediatizationISBN: 9780745676265 (e-book). Cambridge: Polity.

Hepp, A., & Krotz, F. (2014). Mediatized worlds : culture and society in a media ageISBN: 9781137300348 (hbk.) : £55.00. Houndmills, Basingstoke ; Palgrave Macmillan,.

Hess, S. (1981). The Washington Reporters: Newswork. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution.    

Iyengar, S., Norpoth, H. and Hahn, K.S. 2004. Consumer demand for election news: The horserace sells. The Journal of Politics. 66(1), pp.157-175.  

Jacobs, R. N. (2000). Race, media, and the crisis of civil society : from Watts to Rodney KingISBN: 0521625785 (pbk); 052162360x. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Jacobs, R. N., & Townsley, E. (2011). The space of opinion : media intellectuals and the public sphereISBN: 9780199798018 (e-book). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Keane, J. (1991) The media and democracy, Polity

Keane, J. 1995. Structural transformations of the public sphere. Communication Review (The), 1(1), pp.1-22.  

Knight, M. 2015. Data journalism in the UK: a preliminary analysis of form and content. Journal of Media Practice. 16(1), pp.55–72.

Köcher, R. (1986). Bloodhounds or Missionaries: Role Definitions of German and British Journalists. European journal of communication.ISSN: 0267-3231, 1(1), 43–64.

Krämer, B. 2014. Media Populism: A Conceptual Clarification and Some Theses on its Effects: Media Populism. Communication Theory. 24(1), pp.42–60.

McNair, B (2011) An Introduction to Political Communication 5th edition, Routledge

Meyrowitz, J. (1985). No sense of place : the impact of electronic media on social behaviorISBN: 019504231X (pbk); 0195034740. New York: Oxford University Press.

Molotch, H., & Lester, M. (1974). News as Purposive Behavior: On the Strategic Use of Routine Events, Accidents, and Scandals. American sociological review.ISSN: 0003-1224, 39(1), 101–112.

Patterson, T.E. 1994. Out of order. New York: Vintage.

Patterson, T. E., & Donsbach, W. (1996). News Decisions: Journalists as Partisan Actors. Political communication.ISSN: 1058-4609 13(4), 455–468.

Pfetsch, B. (2001). Political Communication Culture in the United States and Germany. The Harvard international journal of press/politics.ISSN: 1081-180x, 6(1), 46–67.

Pfetsch, B. (Ed.). (2014). Political communication cultures in Europe : attitudes of political actors and journalists in nine countriesISBN: 9781137314284 (e-book) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Polletta, F. 1998. Contending stories: narrative in social movements. Qualitative Sociology. 21(4), pp.419-446.  

Polletta, F. and Callahan, J. 2017. Deep stories, nostalgia narratives, and fake news: Storytelling in the Trump era. American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 5(3), pp.392–408.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 03/12/2019) 

Revers, M. (2015). The augmented newsbeat: spatial structuring in a Twitterized news ecosystem. Media, culture & society.ISSN: 0163-4437, 37(1), 3–18. 

Revers, M. (2017). Contemporary journalism in the US and Germany : agents of accountabilityISBN: 9781137515377 (e-book). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Schudson, M. (1995). The Power of News. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Schudson, M. 2004. Notes on Scandal and the Watergate Legacy. American Behavioral Scientist. 47(9), pp.1231–1238.

Schudson, M. (2011). The sociology of news. New York; London: W. W. Norton & Co.

Schudson, M. (2008). Why democracies need an unlovable pressISBN: 9781349337453 (e-book) Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity.

Schulz, W. (2004). Reconstructing Mediatization as an Analytical Concept. European journal of communication.ISSN: 0267-3231, 19(1), 87–101.

Shoemaker, P. J., & Reese, S. D. (2013). Mediating the message in the 21st century : a media Sociology perspectiveISBN: 9780415989138 (hardback); 9780415989145 (paperback); 9780203930434 (ebook). London; New York: Routledge.

Sigal, L. V. (1973). Reporters and officials : the organization and politics of newsmakingISBN: 0669850357. Lexington, Mass.,: D. C. Heath.

Sonnevend, J. (2016). Stories without borders : the Berlin Wall and the making of a global iconic eventsISBN: 9780190604325 (e-book). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Thompson, J. (2000). Political scandal. Cambridge: Polity.

Tuchman, G., 1976. Telling stories. Journal of Communication. 26(4), pp.93-97.

Tuchman, G. (1978). Making news : a study in the construction of realityISBN: 0029329302. New York: Free Press.

Tunstall, J. (1970). The Westminster Lobby correspondents : a sociological study of national political journalismISBN: 0710068344. London: Routledge & K. Paul.

Umbricht, A., & Esser, F. (2016). The Push to Popularize Politics. Journalism studies.ISSN: 1461-670x, 17(1), 100–121.

Van Aelst, P., Sehata, A., & Dalen, A. V. (2010). Members of Parliament: Equal Competitors for Media Attention? An Analysis of Personal Contacts Between MPs and Political Journalists in Five European Countries. Political communication.ISSN: 1058-4609, 27, 310–325.

Wahl-Jorgensen, K. 2013. The strategic ritual of emotionality: A case study of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles. Journalism. 14(1), pp.129–145.

Wahl-Jorgensen, K. 2018. Emotions, media and politics. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Wahl-Jorgensen, K., & Hanitzsch, T. (2009). The handbook of journalism studiesISBN: 9780805863420; 9780805863437; 9781410618061. New York: Routledge.

Waisbord, S. (2000). Watchdog journalism in South America : news, accountability, and democracyISBN: 0231119755 (pbk.); 0231119747. New York: Columbia University Press.

Wessler, H. (2018). Habermas and the media [electronic resource] ISBN: 9781509530922. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Zelizer, B. (1992). Covering the body : the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memoryISBN: 0226979709; 0226979717. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Zelizer, B. (2010). About to die : how news images move the publicISBN: 9780199752140 (pbk.); 9780199752133 (hbk.). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

This list was last updated on 22/11/2019