A Journalism Reader

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The 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 Reader combines new and original writing with previously published work and explores themes which affect journalists

and their trade, such as crime, class, gender, regulation, ownership and industry relations.

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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
General Introduction 1
Pt. 1 1800-1900
1 Liberty of the Press 16
2 Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion 22
3 Negotiating the 'Crisis' Around Masculinity: An Historical Analysis of Discourses of Male Violence in the Western Mail 1896 28
4 The Future of Journalism 50
5 Imperial Communications, Fleet Street and the Indian Empire c. 1850s-1920s 58
Pt. 2 1900-1945
6 A Contemporary Estimate of the London Daily Press in the Early Twentieth Century 91
7 Journalism Old and New 102
8 The Manchester Guardian's First Hundred Years 108
9 The Psychology of the Journalist 110
10 Women in Journalism 115
11 The Ideal Newspaper 118
Pt. 3 1945-1970
12 Labour and the 1947-9 Royal Commision on the Press 126
13 The Prevention of Literature 159
14 What Kind of Freedom? 165
15 Journalism: A Trade 170
16 Stop the Press I Want to Get On 174
Pt. 4 1970 and after
17 Journey into Journalism 186
18 The Decline of Investigatory Journalism 189
19 The Local Rag in Tatters? The Decline of Britian's Local Newspapers 214
20 Call that a Newspaper? 229
21 Looking in the Mirror: A Case Study of Industrial Relations in a National Newspaper 233
22 Why We are Here 247
23 Faces for Spaces 251
24 Journalism into the Twenty-First Century 273
Pt. 5 Practice and Image 1700-2000
25 Farewell to Fleet Street? 283
26 News and the Public Sphere: Towards a History of Objectivity and Impartiality 296
27 The End of Journalism? Changes in Workplace Practices in the Press and Broadcasting in the 1990s 330
28 Memoirs are Made of This: Journalists' Memoirs in the United Kingdom, 1945-95 351
Chronology 378
Notes on contributors 383
Index 385
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