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Journalism Paradoxes


Journalism should inform mature citizens and yet entertain its audience, should research relentlessly and at the same time generate profits. Journalism is supposed to increase circulation and audience ratings - and despite diverse dependencies and constraints, always be independent, committed to the ideals of enlightenment and the ethos of truth. Journalism lives from distance - and from closeness, from exaggeration and classification, from speed and accuracy, from creativity and routine.
It is the paradoxes, the inevitable conflicts and the secret schizophrenias of the profession that are described by leading professionals from home and abroad. The result is a theoretically challenging, empirically founded and practice-reflecting analysis of the contradictions that determine what journalism and journalism should achieve - and what they can actually achieve.


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About the authors

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pörksen is junior professor for journalism and communication science at the University of Hamburg.
Dr. Wiebke Loosen is a research assistant at the Institute for Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Hamburg.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Armin Scholl is Academic Senior Counselor at the Institute for Communication Studies at the University of Münster.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Paradoxes of Journalism
  • Book SubtitleTheorie - Empirie - Praxis Festschrift for Siegfried Weischenberg
  • Editors Bernhard Poerksen
    Wiebke Loosen
    Armin Scholl
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-91816-7
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Hardcover ISBN978-3-531-15883-9
  • eBook ISBN978-3-531-91816-7
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesXI, 737
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsJournalism
    Communication Studies
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