Centres and Peripheries: Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Journalism in the Twenty-First Century
Editor: David Hutchison and Hugh O’Donnell
Date Of Publication: Feb 2011
The essays in this collection explore centre/periphery relationships in journalism on a wide geographical canvas—the British Isles, Europe, North America and Australasia.
The authors—academics and journalists—discuss a range of issues including:
• Varying news agendas
• News agendas and regional/national identities
• News agendas and ownership patterns
• The viability of regional/non-metropolitan media hubs
• Media policy at national and non-national levels
• Language and non-metropolitan journalism
• Peripheries within peripheries
The authors take full account of the technological and financial challenges facing journalism in the digital age.
David Hutchison is Visiting Professor in Media Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, and has been involved with journalism education for over twenty years.
Hugh O’Donnell is Professor of Language and Popular Culture at Glasgow Caledonian University. He specialises in cross-cultural analysis of popular cultural products, focusing mainly on soap operas, mediated sport and representations of monarchy.
“Centres and Peripheries provides a timely and much-needed focus on the implications of digital technologies and cultural politics for that large and important segment of the journalism industry which is carried on away from the metropolitan mainstream. Incorporating original, empirically rich material, Hutchison and O’Donnell have put together an immensely valuable set of essays by practitioners and scholars.”
—Brian McNair, Professor of Journalism, Queensland University of Technology
“This book tells a story that everyone interested in public discourse should read. It takes the reader on a journey covering rich and varied examples of how big media sometimes override local media, and how local media in many cases adjust, adapt and also develop new ways forward. Books that are equally suited to inform practitioners, scholars and students alike on such important topics as the future of journalism are rare and precious. This is one of them.”
—Tom Moring, Professor of Communication and Journalism, University of Helsinki, Finland
''As the title of this timely collection of essays suggests, there is a need to address the complex nature of media, political and cultural power in the context of centres and peripheries.
Hutchison, O’Donnell et al. have performed a valuable service in exploring the nuances and contours of these issues. The lesson of their book is that small nations and regions share much and they need to find ways of realising their common strengths.''
Robert Beveridge, Media Culture Society 34:6 (2012), 787-788
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