Newsmaking Cultures in Africa

Normative Trends in the Dynamics of Socio-Political & Economic Struggles

  • Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Issues and Conceptual Debates

  3. Professional Practices, Cultures and Identity

  4. Ethical and Professional Dilemmas

  5. Politics, Political Parallelism and Partisanship

  6. New Media and Emerging Professional Cultures

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 377-396

About this book


This book explores the intricacies of newsmaking cultures in Africa. It pulls together theoretically driven studies that dig beneath the standardised and universalised veneer of professionalism to unpack routine practices as well as normative trends shaped by local factors, including the structural conditions of deprivation, entrenched political instability (and interference), pervasive neo-patrimonial governance systems, and the influences of technological developments. These varied and complex circumstances are shown to profoundly shape the foundations of journalism in Africa, resulting in practices that are both normatively distinct and equally in tune with (imported) Western journalistic cultures.


Africa journalism African journalism newsmaking newsmaking cultures reporting news production media communication broadcasting African

Editors and affiliations

  • Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Writing and JournalismFalmouth UniversityPenrynUnited Kingdom

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