A Journalism Reader

A Journalism Reader

by Michael Bromley
     
 

A Journalism Reader is a comprehensive collection of essential writings on journalism history and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together the work of journalists, philosophers, historians, newspaper owners, cultural theorists and specialists in public policy and industrial relations to provide a variety of perspectives on

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A Journalism Reader is a comprehensive collection of essential writings on journalism history and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together the work of journalists, philosophers, historians, newspaper owners, cultural theorists and specialists in public policy and industrial relations to provide a variety of perspectives on the history, status and craft of journalism.
The Journalism Reader is arranged chronologically with an editor's introduction to each section which details the main themes of each chapter. The contributors explore key themes in the history of journalism: crime, gender, class, regulation, ownership and industrial relations.
The Journalism Reader provides an innovative combination of previously published work and influential new thinking. It is an indispensable aid to the study of journalism and media history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415141352
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Communication and Society Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
General Introduction1
Pt. 11800-1900
1Liberty of the Press16
2Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion22
3Negotiating the 'Crisis' Around Masculinity: An Historical Analysis of Discourses of Male Violence in the Western Mail 189628
4The Future of Journalism50
5Imperial Communications, Fleet Street and the Indian Empire c. 1850s-1920s58
Pt. 21900-1945
6A Contemporary Estimate of the London Daily Press in the Early Twentieth Century91
7Journalism Old and New102
8The Manchester Guardian's First Hundred Years108
9The Psychology of the Journalist110
10Women in Journalism115
11The Ideal Newspaper118
Pt. 31945-1970
12Labour and the 1947-9 Royal Commision on the Press126
13The Prevention of Literature159
14What Kind of Freedom?165
15Journalism: A Trade170
16Stop the Press I Want to Get On174
Pt. 41970 and after
17Journey into Journalism186
18The Decline of Investigatory Journalism189
19The Local Rag in Tatters? The Decline of Britian's Local Newspapers214
20Call that a Newspaper?229
21Looking in the Mirror: A Case Study of Industrial Relations in a National Newspaper233
22Why We are Here247
23Faces for Spaces251
24Journalism into the Twenty-First Century273
Pt. 5Practice and Image 1700-2000
25Farewell to Fleet Street?283
26News and the Public Sphere: Towards a History of Objectivity and Impartiality296
27The End of Journalism? Changes in Workplace Practices in the Press and Broadcasting in the 1990s330
28Memoirs are Made of This: Journalists' Memoirs in the United Kingdom, 1945-95351
Chronology378
Notes on contributors383
Index385

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