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A Sociology of Journalism in Japan


The Last Empire of the Press

This book represents an in-depth analysis of journalism in Japan during the golden era of the daily press and the gradual introduction of digital technology starting from the mid-1980s to the late 2010s.

By presenting firsthand testimony from journalists and field notes collected from fieldwork in the newsroom of one of the country’s largest newspapers, this book provides a unique insight into Japan’s highly active yet relatively underinstitutionalized journalistic profession. It also explores the changes experienced by the organizational development of Japanese journalism in response to broader changes in Japanese society, such as the emergence of social networks, the evolution of reading practices, the demographic situation, and the new aspirations of the Japanese youth.

Based on an extensive ethnographic fieldwork carried out by the author over several years, this book will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Japanese society, journalism, and media studies.

Auteur : César Castellvi

Publié en mai 2024 par Routledge