Taking Journalism Seriously: News and the Academy. Sage, 2004.

Taking Journalism Seriously argues that scholars have remained too entrenched within their own disciplinary areas resulting in isolated bodies of scholarship.  This is the first book to critically survey journalism scholarship in one volume and organize it by disparate fields.  The book reviews existing journalism research in such diverse fields as sociology, history, language studies, political science, and cultural analysis and dissects the most prevalent and understated research in each discipline.