- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: November 2013
- Print publication year: 2013
- Online ISBN: 9781139034326
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139034326
This book offers a comprehensive portrait of French and American journalists in action as they grapple with how to report and comment on one of the most important issues of our era. Drawing on interviews with leading journalists and analyses of an extensive sample of newspaper and television coverage since the early 1970s, Rodney Benson shows how the immigration debate has become increasingly focused on the dramatic, emotion-laden frames of humanitarianism and public order. In both countries, less commercialized media tend to offer the most in-depth, multi-perspective and critical news. Benson challenges classic liberalism's assumptions about state intervention's chilling effects on the press, suggests costs as well as benefits to the current vogue in personalized narrative news, and calls attention to journalistic practices that can help empower civil society. This book offers new theories and methods for sociologists and media scholars and fresh insights for journalists, policy makers and concerned citizens.
Paul DiMaggio - Princeton University, New Jersey
Paolo Mancini - University of Perugia
Michael S. Teitelbaum - Wertheim Fellow, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
Silvio Waisbord - George Washington University, Washington DC
Mark Hannah Source: International Journal of Communication (ijoc.org)
Raymond Kuhn Source: International Journal of Press/Politics
Source: award announcement for the 2015 Best Book Award, International Journal of Press/Politics
Christine V. Wood Source: Social Forces
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