Journalism Theories in Media Studies

  • Miri Moon


This chapter discusses the current media literature and journalism theories to clarify the rationale for the framework of my research within the sociological field of news production. At the same time, given the conflict between the two Koreas, whether the major theoretical approaches can be applied to the examination of Korean news production will be discussed. By exploring the role of news in democratic countries, Bourdieu’s concept of ‘a field’ and the factors that influence news frames will be construed. In addition, this chapter discusses the necessity of a paradigm shift in journalism studies in the wake of the end of the Cold War, as Hallin and Mancini (Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004) state.


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  1. 1.Sookmyung Women’s UniversitySeoul, Soul-t’ukpyolsiKorea (Republic of)

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