Are we living through a ‘Golden Age’ of tabloid journalism?

| December 15, 2015

Are we living through a ‘Golden Age’ of tabloid journalism?
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Evidence of substantial reading, research and understanding is required for a good mark in assessed work. The bibliography for the essay should list at the very least, five books and at least the same number of highly relevant journal articles. Good use should be made of these sources in the assessed work. References and bibliography should conform to the Harvard style. Extracts from the contemporary media will illustrate your argument along with relevant historical illustration and a good level of integration of relevant critical debates. Essays which do not meet these expectations will not obtain high marks. Check the marking criteria in the postgraduate handbook and make sure the work you submit complies.

Key texts
These are books which are required reading and which will be required throughout the module.
Cole, P. and Harcup, T. (2010)Newspaper Journalism. London: Sage.
Conboy, M. (2004) Journalism: A critical history. London: Sage.
Conboy, M. (2011) Journalism in Britain: A historical introduction. London: Sage.
Conboy, M. (2013) Journalism Studies: The basics.Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Crisell, A. and Starkey, G. (2009) Radio Journalism. London: Sage.
Cushion, S. (2012 )Television Journalism. London: Sage.
Davies, N. (2008)Flat Earth News. London: Chatto and Windus.
Franklin, B. et al. (2005) Key Concepts in Journalism Studies. London: Sage.
Hampton, M. (2004) Visions of the Press in Britain 1850-1950: Champaign, IL.: University of Illinois Press.
Holmes, T. and Nice, L. (2012) Magazine Journalism. London: Sage.
Sparks, C. and Tulloch, J. (2000) Tabloid Tales: global debates over media standards. Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield.

Core reading for essay:
Chippendale, P. and Horrie, C. (1992) Stick It Up Your Punter: The rise and fall of the Sun. London: Mandarin.

Conboy, M. (2006) Tabloid Britain: Constructing a Community Through Language. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Coward, R. 2007) ‘What the butler started: relations between the British tabloids and the monarchy in the fallout from the Paul Burrell trial’. in: Journalism Practice 1 (2). pp. 245-260.

Deuze, M. (2005) ‘Popular journalism and professional ideology: tabloid reporters and editors speak out’, Media, Culture and Society, 27, (6), pp. 861-882.

Franklin, B. and Pilling, R. (1998) ‘Taming the tabloids: markets, moguls and regulation’, in: M. Kieran (ed.) Media Ethics. London: Routledge.

Harrington, S. (2008) ‘Popular news in the 21st century: time for a new critical approach’. in: Journalism. 9 (3). pp. 266-284.

Horrie, C. (2003) Tabloid Nation: from the birth of the Daily Mirror to the death of the tabloid. London: Deutsch.

Langer, J. (1998) Tabloid Television: Popular journalism and the ‘other’ news. London: Routledge.

Örnebring, H. (2006) ‘The Maiden Tribute and the naming of monsters: two case studies of tabloid journalism and the public sphere’. in: Journalism Studies 7 (6) pp. 851-868.

Örnebring, H. and Jonsson, A. (2004) ‘Tabloid journalism and the public sphere: a historical perspective on tabloid journalism.’ in: Journalism Studies 5 (3). pp. 283-297.

Sloan, B. (2001) I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby: a colourful history of tabloids and their colourful impact. Amhurst, NY.: Prometheus Books.

Winston, B. (2002) ‘Towards tabloidization? Glasgow revisited 1975-2001’, Journalism Studies, 3 (1), pp. 5-20.

Conboy, M. (2007) ‘Permeation and profusion: popular journalism in the new millennium’. in: Journalism Studies 8 (1). pp. 1-12.

Tulloch, J. (2007) ‘Tabloid citizenship: The Daily Mirror and the invasions of Egypt (1956) and Iraq (2003). in: Journalism Studies 8 (1). 42-60.

Richardson, J.E. and Stanyer, J. (2011) ‘Reader opinion in the digital age: tabloid and broadsheet newspaper websites and the exercise of political voice’. Journalism 12 (8) pp.983-1003.

Matthews, J. and Brown, A.R. (2012) ‘Negatively shaping the asylum aganda? The representational strategy and impact of a tabloid news campaign’.Journalism.13 (6).pp. 802-817.

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