Journalism and Memory

Authored by: Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt , Motti Neiger

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138052888
eBook ISBN: 9781315167497
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315167497-27

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Abstract

Journalism and memory have an uneasy relationship which has long kept this area of study outside the core of both journalism studies and journalists’ own role perceptions (Zelizer, 2008). At the root of this tension is journalism’s perceived orientation to the present in contrast to memory’s inherent connection to the past. The absence of a chapter on journalism and memory in the previous edition of this handbook may be viewed as another indication of this strained relationship and the relative marginality of this area of research within journalism studies.

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