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Tabloid journalism in South Africa [electronic resource] : true story! / Herman Wasserman.

By: Wasserman, Herman, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: African expressive cultures: Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 218 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780253004291 (electronic bk.); 0253004292 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tabloid newspapers -- South Africa | Sensationalism in journalism -- South Africa | Journalism -- Social aspects -- South Africa | Social Science | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Journalism | Daily Sun (South Africa)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tabloid journalism in South Africa.DDC classification: 079/.68 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Shock! Horror! Scandal! The tabloid controversy and journalism studies in post-apartheid South Africa -- Attack of the killer newspapers! Tabloids arrive in South Africa -- Black and white and read all over : tabloids and the glocalization of popular media -- Not really newspapers : tabloids and the South African journalistic paradigm -- The revolution will be printed : tabloids, citizenship, and democratic politics in post-apartheid South Africa -- Truth or trash? Understanding tabloid journalism and lived experience -- Often they cry with the people : the professional identities of tabloid journalists.
Summary: Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers -- the Daily Sun -- is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social significance of the tabloids.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-208) and index.

Shock! Horror! Scandal! The tabloid controversy and journalism studies in post-apartheid South Africa -- Attack of the killer newspapers! Tabloids arrive in South Africa -- Black and white and read all over : tabloids and the glocalization of popular media -- Not really newspapers : tabloids and the South African journalistic paradigm -- The revolution will be printed : tabloids, citizenship, and democratic politics in post-apartheid South Africa -- Truth or trash? Understanding tabloid journalism and lived experience -- Often they cry with the people : the professional identities of tabloid journalists.

Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers -- the Daily Sun -- is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social significance of the tabloids.

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