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The International Journalism Handbook - 1st Ed.

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Rodrigo Zamith, Amherst, Massachusetts

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • I. Conceptual Foundations
  • II. Media Effects
  • III. Cultural Models of Journalism
  • IV. Influences on Journalistic Media
  • V. Journalism Economics
  • VI. Global Journalism
  • VII. Sourcing Information
  • VIII. Labor Conditions
  • IX. Regional Journalism
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • Copyright Notice

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  • About the Book

    International journalism is crucial to our understanding of the world beyond our own borders. This book is designed to explain key theories and concepts that allow us to understand the general practice of journalism around the world, and to illustrate some of the challenges that arise from practicing journalism in those contexts. It begins by providing a theoretical foundation that helps us understand why international journalism matters and the key forces that shape what it looks like; highlights some of the key challenges to bearing witness to developments, sourcing information, and simply doing 'the job' of journalism; and describes important similarities and differences in how journalism is imagined and performed in different regions of the world.

    About the Contributors


    Rodrigo Zamith is an Associate Professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of journalism and technology, with a focus on the reconfiguration of journalism in a changing media environment and the development of digital research methods for social scientists.

    Zamith’s research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including New Media & Society, the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Digital Journalism. He has received multiple research awards from AEJMC, ICA, and other organizations. Zamith is a Faculty Associate of UMass’ Computational Social Science Institute and a Faculty Affiliate of its Department of Communication.

    Zamith’s teaching includes both conceptually-oriented and skills-oriented courses, ranging from a broad overview of journalism to data-oriented journalistic practices. He is a former Lilly Teaching Fellow, recipient of UMass’ College Outstanding Teaching Award, and finalist for the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

    Zamith holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Mass Communication from Florida International University, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, he likes to exert himself on a tennis court, make odd gestures toward the television while watching Arsenal FC, and find reasons to end up on Stack Overflow.

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