Journalism and Popular Culture
Author: John Hartley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 8741Popular Reality is a major new study of journalism in modernity. For the first time, journalism is treated as a textual system, a "mediasphere" without which modernity's twin energies--the pursuit of freedom and comfort--could not have enjoyed their social and global reach. Hartley provides a wealth of theoretical analysis and historical detail to reconceptualize the significance of modern journalism from the point of view of its greatest creation--popular readerships.