News: A Reader sets out to provide students with an introduction to some of the key theoretical debates within the field of the sociology of news and journalism. It includes many of the accepted classics together with more recent pieces that address contemporary debates. The Reader brings out the diversity of work on the analysis of news and indicates the points at which arguments have led to new directions and paradigms. All the pieces in the book have been carefully edited. The essence of each work is has been captured in extracts that maintain their integrity to readers unfamiliar with the evolution of this field of research.