My review of The Journalism Manifesto by Barbie Zelizer, Pablo J. Boczkowski and C. W. Anderson has been published in the The International Journal of Press/Politics.
The book addresses some of the big question in journalism, highlighting the growing gaps between what journalism is and what it could be.
In the review, I say that “The Journalism Manifesto is a timely and necessary intervention that lays out an astute indictment of the shortcomings of the institution of journalism.”
But I also critique it for not setting out a clear direction ahead, as might be expected from a manifesto.
In the review, I say that “as it draws to a conclusion, The Journalism Manifesto ends up pulling its punches. After a devastating indictment of the shortcomings of journalism in its approach to elites, norms, and audiences, the final chapter falls short of prescribing an answer.”
Overall, though, I conclude that the book “serves as a wake-up call to the fragility of what is considered one of the essential institutions of democracy.”
The review is available as open access.
Suggested citation: Hermida, A. (2022). Book Review: The Journalism Manifesto by Barbie Zelizer, Pablo J. Boczkowski, & C. W. Anderson. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612221138198