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Journalism and Celebrity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Bethany UsherORCiD


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This insightful book traces the development of journalism and celebrity and their relationship to and influence on political and social spheres from the beginnings of capitalist democracy in the 18th century to the present day. Journalism and Celebrity provides the first account of its kind, revealing the people, places, platforms, and production practices that created celebrity journalism culture, following its origins in the London-based press to its reinvention by the American mass media. Through a transdisciplinary approach to theory and method, this book argues that those who place celebrity in binary to what journalism should be often miss the importance of their mutual dependency in making our societies what they are. Including historical and contemporary case studies from the UK and US, this book is excellent reading for journalism, communication, media studies, and history students, as well as scholars in the fields of journalism, celebrity, cultural studies and political communication.

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Author(s): Usher B

Series Editor(s): Routledge

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Edition: 1st

Year: 2020

Number of Pages: 216

Print publication date: 19/10/2020

Acceptance date: 29/04/2020

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London

Notes: eBook: ISBN: 9780429259531

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780367200886