© 2016

Advancing Media Production Research

Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics

  • Chris Paterson
  • David Lee
  • Anamik Saha
  • Anna Zoellner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Debates and Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chris Paterson, David Lee, Anamik Saha, Anna Zoellner
      Pages 3-19
    3. Philip Schlesinger
      Pages 20-37
  3. Theory and Research

  4. Matters of Method

  5. Beyond the Newsroom

  6. Epilogue

    1. C. W. Anderson
      Pages 233-235

About this book


This anthology explores challenges to understanding the nature of cultural production, exploring innovative new research approaches and improvements to old approaches, such as newsroom ethnography, which will enable clearer, fuller understanding of the workings of journalism and other forms of media and cultural production.


Media Production Cultural Industries Journalism Research Ethnography Communication Research Television Production Media Sociology communication media politics television

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Paterson
    • 1
  • David Lee
    • 1
  • Anamik Saha
    • 2
  • Anna Zoellner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.Goldsmiths, University of LondonUK

About the editors

Ana Alacovska, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Dan Berkowitz, University of Iowa, USA Hanne Bruun, Aarhus University, Denmark Elina Erzikova, Central Michigan University, USA Astrid Gynnild, University of Bergen, Norway Fredrick Lesage, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada Zhengjia Liu, University of Iowa, USA Wilson Lowrey, University of Alabama, USA Michael B. Munnik, University of Edinburgh, UK Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland David M. Ryfe, University of Iowa, USA Willemien Sanders, Utrecht University, Netherlands Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow, UK Tore Slaatta, University of Oslo, Norway Ida Willig, Roskilde University, Denmark 

Bibliographic information


“As the field of media production research widens, the need for comprehensive work to guide us grows. This truly international volume therefore provides an immense service.” (Mark Deuze, Professor of Mediastudies, Director, Research School for Media Studies, University of Amsterdam)

“Reaching back to production researchers’ root concerns with media power, the contributors indeed “advance” conversations about research into the ways media power has diffused to new workplaces, contexts, and workers. The special focus on methods gives readers a buffet of options when considering their own research projects.” (Vicki Mayer, Tulane University, USA)