Affordable Access

Book review: br(e)aking the news: journalism, politics and new media edited by Janey Gordon, Paul Rowinski and Gavin Stewart

Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Publication Date
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science


What is the breaking news in the world today? How did you find out this news? How do you know it is true? Was it reported ethically? What checks and balances are being put on the news media? Br(e)aking the News seeks to answer these questions, with chapters exploring the use of the mobile phone to access news in sub-Saharan Nigeria, the role of media magnates in presenting political views in Europe, and Wikipedia’s representation of conflict. Stephen Minas finds that this book makes a valuable contribution to the study of an industry in flux.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.