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Barkho, Leon
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Barkho, L. (2019). Editorial policies and news discourse – how Al Jazeera’s implicit guidelines shape its coverage of middle east conflicts. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial policies and news discourse – how Al Jazeera’s implicit guidelines shape its coverage of middle east conflicts
2019 (English)In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The article examines Al Jazeera’s internal guidelines. It focuses attention on the broadcaster’s editorial policies and practices, how they are created, the way they shape news content, and whether they are documented or not. It attempts to shed light on the role of external stakeholders and regulatory devices with a say on the editorial line and subsequently the type of internal editorial policies and practices journalists are required to pursue. It presents a comparative study and analysis of the network’s two major and most influential channels, namely Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English, the arguments in support of their editorial policies and practices, and the arguments opposing them. It scrutinizes how different forms of internal guidelines and regulatory frameworks affect the network’s discourse, ties with its financiers, and relations with the outside world. Finally and based on the findings obtained through interviews, and linguistic discourse analysis, the article outlines how internal guidelines come into being in the case of Al Jazeera and how they eventually influence the final product. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Arab Spring, internal guidelines, news discourse, Yemen and Syria wars
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43611 (URN)10.1177/1464884919841797 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064673596 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-09 Created: 2019-05-09 Last updated: 2019-05-09
Barkho, L. (2018). Haktology, Trump, and news practices. In: The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy: (pp. 77-98). Taylor and Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Haktology, Trump, and news practices
2018 (English)In: The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy, Taylor and Francis , 2018, p. 77-98Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Hacked and leaked content has become a major source of information for the mainstream news, particularly in the years since Donald Trump snatched the official Republican presidential nomination in 2016. This chapter seeks to identify some salient policies and practices the news media have adopted in their coverage of the rise of Trump to power. Indeed, there is a plethora of literature on the role hackers and leakers as well as news fakers play in today’s journalism (Eggen, 2006; Gunkel, 2005; Jaworski, Fitzgerald, & Morris, 2004; Lievrouw, 2011; Roberts, 2012; Son, 2002; Vegh, 2003). We even have a new theory with a set of principles designed to test, interpret, and predict the phenomenon. Called “haktology,” the theory examines the processes of gaining illegal and unauthorized access to information, its subsequent disclosure to reporters and activists, its transmutation into news reports, and the impact such reports leave on public opinion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2018
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39339 (URN)10.4324/9781315142326 (DOI)2-s2.0-85045219204 (Scopus ID)9781351392020 (ISBN)9781138307384 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-02 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2018-05-02Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). Academia and Public Debate. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(2), 145-150
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Academia and Public Debate
2016 (English)In: Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, ISSN 2001-0818, E-ISSN 2049-9531, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 145-150Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2016
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34297 (URN)10.1386/ajms.5.2.145_1 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-04-28Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). Bridging the chasm: Can theory help media and journalism practitioners. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research: . Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging the chasm: Can theory help media and journalism practitioners
2016 (English)In: Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research / [ed] L. Barkho, Intellect Ltd., 2016, , p. 160Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2016. p. 160
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34306 (URN)9781783207459 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). Burman’s news model: How to do journalism in the twenty-first century. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(3), 485-502
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Burman’s news model: How to do journalism in the twenty-first century
2016 (English)In: Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, ISSN 2001-0818, E-ISSN 2049-9531, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 485-502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses a special case to illustrate paradigmatic rectification in news production that took place at the turn of the century. The special case concerns Tony Burman, a former head of Canada’s CBC and former managing director of the global news channel Al Jazeera English. Burman drew the journalistic community’s attention through ‘editorial remedies’ that saw the emergence of a special way of news coverage rarely practised by mainstream western media. Burman’s news model holds that all people or actors involved in an event determined newsworthy are equal and matter to the story in the same way regardless of their power. This article examines Burman’s news model as a shared mindset among members of a 24/7 news organization, focusing on the principles of objectivity, event and news values.

Keywords
Burman’s news model, news paradigm, Anglo-American culture, Arab and Islamic culture, Al Jazeera, mainstream western media
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34298 (URN)10.1386/ajms.5.3.485_1 (DOI)000391119200010 ()
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant, useful and practical research. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(3), 319-326
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant, useful and practical research
2016 (English)In: Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, ISSN 2001-0818, E-ISSN 2049-9531, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 319-326Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34293 (URN)10.1386/ajms.5.3.319_1 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). Linking theory to practice: Changing the approach of media and journalism research. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research: . Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linking theory to practice: Changing the approach of media and journalism research
2016 (English)In: Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research / [ed] L. Barkho, Intellect Ltd., 2016, , p. 160Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2016. p. 160
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34317 (URN)9781783207459 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). Media academics versus media practitioners: Who gets it right?. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research: . Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media academics versus media practitioners: Who gets it right?
2016 (English)In: Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research / [ed] L. Barkho, Intellect Ltd., 2016, , p. 160Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2016. p. 160
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34320 (URN)9781783207459 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. (2016). Theory is not enough: How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant and practical research. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research: . Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theory is not enough: How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant and practical research
2016 (English)In: Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research / [ed] L. Barkho, Intellect Ltd., 2016, , p. 160Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2016. p. 160
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34300 (URN)9781783207459 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved
Barkho, L. & Saleh, I. (2016). Towards a praxis-based media and journalism research. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research: . Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a praxis-based media and journalism research
2016 (English)In: Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research / [ed] L. Barkho, Intellect Ltd., 2016, , p. 160Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2016. p. 160
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34322 (URN)9781783207459 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2016-12-15Bibliographically approved
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