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British Media Coverage of the Press Reform Debate

Journalists Reporting Journalism

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Analyses British media coverage of the press reform debate that arose from the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry

  • Implements a content analysis of 870 news articles

  • Provides insight into factors inhibiting and aiding the role of the news media as a democratic public sphere

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 1-18Open Access
  3. The Press Reform Debate

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 19-40Open Access
  4. British Press System: Press Regulation and Accountability

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 41-52Open Access
  5. Media Policy, Democracy and Theories of the Press

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 53-75Open Access
  6. Investigating the Press Reform Debate

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 77-98Open Access
  7. Paradigm Repair and Journalistic Metadiscourse

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 99-122Open Access
  8. Paradigm Repair: Bad Apples and Self-Assertion

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 123-150Open Access
  9. Minimisation: The Pizza Charter

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 151-164Open Access
  10. Journalistic Metadiscourse: Access to the Media’s Public Sphere

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 165-185Open Access
  11. Representation of Media Policy

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 187-202Open Access
  12. Conclusion

    • Binakuromo Ogbebor
    Pages 203-223Open Access
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 225-227

About this book

This open access book provides a detailed exploration of the British media coverage of the press reform debate that arose from the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry. Gathering data from a content analysis of 870 news articles, Ogbebor shows how journalists cover debates on media policy and illustrates the impact of their coverage on democracy. Through this analysis, the book contributes to knowledge of paradigm repair strategies; public sphere; gatekeeping theory; the concept of journalism as an interpretive community; political economy of the press; as well as the neoliberal and social democratic interpretations of press freedom. Providing insight into factors inhibiting and aiding the role of the news media as a democratic public sphere, it will be a valuable resource for the press, media reform activists, members of the public, and academics in the fields of journalism, politics and law.


Keywords

  • Leveson Inquiry
  • News of the World
  • Phone hacking
  • Phone hacking scandal
  • Media policy
  • Media and democracy
  • Journalistic metadiscourse
  • open access

Authors and Affiliations

  • Journalism Studies, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

    Binakuromo Ogbebor

About the author

Binakuromo Ogbebor has a PhD in Journalism Studies from the School of Journalism, Cardiff University, UK. Her areas of research include media policy, media representation, media and democracy, media self-coverage, political economy, and the public sphere.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: British Media Coverage of the Press Reform Debate

  • Book Subtitle: Journalists Reporting Journalism

  • Authors: Binakuromo Ogbebor

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37265-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-37264-4Published: 31 July 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-37267-5Published: 18 September 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-37265-1Published: 30 July 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 227

  • Topics: Journalism, British Culture, Media Policy and Politics

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-37267-5
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Free shipping worldwide
    See shipping information.
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-37264-4
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Free shipping worldwide
    See shipping information.
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout