global journalism/Journalism in Britain

| January 5, 2016

global journalism/Journalism in Britain

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.

Assessment Essays:
topic:Has journalism become ‘feminized’ over time?
General reading:
Baehr, H. and Dyer, G. (1987) (Eds.) Boxed In: Women and Television, London: Pandora.
Baehr, H. (1996) Women in Television, London: University of Westminster Press.
Bingham, A. (2009) Family Newspapers? Sex, private life and the British popular press 1918-1978, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Carter, G. Branston and S. Allan (1998) (Eds.) News, Gender and Power, London: Routledge, pp. 33-46.
Carter, C. (2005) ‘Gendered news?’ Journalism: theory, practice and criticism, 6 (3), pp. 259-263.
Chambers, D., Steiner, L. and Fleming, C. (2004) Women and Journalism. London: Routledge.
Christmas, L. (1997) Chaps of Both Sexes? Women decision-makers in newspapers: do they make a difference? London: BT Forum/Women in Journalism
Creedon, P. (1989) (ed.) Women in Mass Communication: challenging gender views, London: Sage.

De Bruin, M. (2000) ‘Gender, organisational and professional identities in journalism’, Journalism: theory, practice and criticism, 1 (2), pp. 217-238.
Heller, Z. (1999) ‘Girl Columns’, in S. Glover (ed.) Secrets of the press: Journalists on Journalism. London: Harmondsworth. Penguin. pp 10-17
Holland, P. (1983) ‘The page 3 girl speaks to women too’. Screen, 24 (3), pp. 84-102.
MacGregor, S. (2002) Woman of Today, London: Headline.
McDowell, P. (1998) The Women of Grub Street, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mitchell, C. (2000) Women and Radio: airing differences, London: Routledge.
Sebba, A. (1994) Battling for the News: the rise of the woman reporter, London: Sceptre Books.
Tusan, M. (2005) Women Making News: gender and journalism in modern Britain, Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Ross, K. (2001) ‘Women at work: journalism as en-gendered practice’. in: Journalism Studies 2 (4). pp. 531-544.
Ross, K. (2005) ‘Women in the boyzone: gender, news and herstory’. in: S. Allan (ed.) Journalism: Critical Issues. Maidenheads: Open University Press. pp. 287-299.
Delano, A. (2003) ‘Women Journalists: what’s the difference?’ Journalism Studies, 4 (2), pp. 273-286.
Holland, P. (1998) ‘The politics of the smile: ‘soft news’ and the sexualization of the popular press’, in C. Carter, G. Branston and S. Allen (Eds.) News, Gender and Power, London: Routledge. pp. 17-32.
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.
Guidelines for Essay Writing

All work is marked in the context of the guidelines in the module handbook. This assessment should provide a full exploration of the themes presented in the module in the context of your chosen question. Evidence of substantial reading, research and understanding is required. The bibliography should include a minimum of five books and five relevant journal articles and reflect the range of reading referred to through the module. Your work is assessed to a large extent on the manner in which you make use of this critical reading to explore the examples you have selected from the contemporary British news media in addressing the task you have chosen. Bibliography and citations within the assessment should conform to the Harvard style as outlined via the link in the module outline..

Read the question carefully and answer it with attention clearly given to trying to address the key implications and draw conclusions.

Write in properly laid out paragraphs which each:
i) deal with one major issue relating to the question
ii) explore that issue with relevant illustration or example
iii) conclude and move on to consider a related line of enquiry
Do not rely on statements such as ‘I believe’. You should be able to present arguments and illustrate them with reference to other writing on the topic and by examples (either historical or contemporary) from the news media. Demonstrate why you believe something rather than stating your ‘beliefs’!

Your work must be located within the critical debates presented in the module and be distinguishable from general debate on the topic. It must also explicitly reference the critical writing which forms that debate.

Spell correctly and use apostrophes accurately.

Make sure all of your sentences make sense.

Ensure your work is appropriately referenced.

Overly derivative work or work which copies unacknowledged sources will be failed for plagiarism. Beware also of secondary sourcing. Cite only primary sources.

Be wary of using web material of dubious quality or inadequate authority. Appropriate web material can only be used to supplement reading lists recommended in your module handbooks not to bypass that reading.

Always support your arguments by reference to precise, contemporary examples from the news media. Do not use examples from news media which have been used by other critics in their own writing to illustrate your argument.

Do not finish your essay by asking questions.

Do not finish by quoting some other author as this detracts from your input.

Do not finish by a subjective statement or a resumé of what you think you have achieved in your essay.

Finish your essay with a considered conclusion of what has been demonstrated in the essay in relation to

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