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Challenging the News

The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media

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Community media journalists are, in essence, 'filling in the gaps' left by mainstream news outlets. Forde's extensive 10 year study now develops an understanding of the journalistic practices at work in independent and...

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Community media journalists are, in essence, 'filling in the gaps' left by mainstream news outlets. Forde's extensive 10 year study now develops an understanding of the journalistic practices at work in independent and community news organisations. Alternative media has never been so widely written about until now.

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International approach, with case studies from the UK, USA and Australia
Based on original data collected over 10 years
Written by an experienced independent and alternative media journalist

Introduction
Chapter 1: Understanding alternative and independent journalism
Chapter 2: Defining moments in the history of alternative journalism
Chapter 3: Finding the basis for alternative and independent journalism
Chapter 4: Looking for answers: How alternative media journalists engage their audiences
Chapter 5: Connecting with democracy: The 'new' alternative media
Chapter 6: Throwing out the bathwater (but not the baby): Objectivity, 'professionalism' and the economics of alternative journalism
Chapter 7: The global policy environment for alternative and community media forms
Chapter 8: Concluding thoughts: The nature of alternative journalism
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SUSAN FORDE teaches Journalism at Griffith University, Australia, and continues to practice community and independent journalism on a freelance basis. Previously she worked for eight years in the independent press industry and was awarded her PhD in 1998 for her study on the Australian alternative press. Her work on community media audience research has reached an international audience. She is the co-author of two major monographs on community broadcasting, and leads the journalism and media research program at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research.


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SUSAN FORDE teaches Journalism at Griffith University, Australia, and continues to practice community and independent journalism on a freelance basis. Previously she worked for eight years in the independent press industry and was awarded her PhD in 1998 for her study on the Australian alternative press. Her work on community media audience research has reached an international audience. She is the co-author of two major monographs on community broadcasting, and leads the journalism and media research program at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research.


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