"The most comprehensive statement about journalistic authority I have ever read-bar none....
Journalistic Authority truly fills a gaping hole in the scholarship and will be well cited as an important and significant work in the field going forward." -- Sue Robinson, University of Wisconsin
In Journalistic Authority, Carlson examines the practices journalists use to legitimate their work: professional orientation, development of specific news forms, and the personal narratives they circulate to support a privileged social place. He then considers journalists' relationships with the audiences, sources, technologies, and critics that shape journalistic authority in the contemporary media environment. Carlson argues that journalistic authority is always the product of complex and variable relationships. By creating a schema to account for this complexity, he presents a new model for critiquing journalism while advocating for the norms and practices we want to be authoritative.
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