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BOOK REVIEW: Silvio Waisbord:Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in a Global Perspective

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Has new media made us all journalists now? What makes someone a journalist anyway? Is journalism a profession? And if so, what makes a journalist professional? Today, as traditional journalism is challenged by the ever-changing and ever-increasing media market, journalists and journalism researchers are constantly questioning the professionalism of journalism. Silvio Waisbord's new book provides an excellent exploration of answers to questions such as these.
I was particularly curious to read Waisbord's book, having just finished my PhD thesis (Thomsen, 2013) about the professional values of broadcast journalists. During the writing of my PhD, I had searched in vain for a current reference book that provided a thorough review of the history, meanings and expectations of professionalism in journalism today...
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research
Volume31
Issue58
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
ISSN1901-9726
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015

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