Journalism Today: A Themed History

Journalism Today: A Themed History

by Jane L. Chapman, Nick Nuttall
     
 

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Journalism Today: A Themed History provides a cultural approach to journalism's history through the exploration of overarching concepts, as opposed to a typical chronological overview. Rich with illuminating stories and biographies of key figures, it sheds new light on the relationship between the press and society and how each has shaped the other.

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    Journalism Today: A Themed History provides a cultural approach to journalism's history through the exploration of overarching concepts, as opposed to a typical chronological overview. Rich with illuminating stories and biographies of key figures, it sheds new light on the relationship between the press and society and how each has shaped the other.

    • Thematic study of the history of journalism, examining the role of journalism in democracy, the influence of new technology, the challenge of balancing ethical values, and the role of the audience
    • Charts the influence of the historical press for today’s news in print, broadcast, and new media
    • Situates journalism in a rich cultural context with lively examples and case studies that bring the subject alive for contemporary readers
    • Provides a comparative analysis of American, British, and international journalism
    • Helpful feature boxes on important figures and case studies enhance student understanding of the development of journalism and news as we know it today, providing a convenient springboard for follow-up work.

    Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher
    “This book is a useful resource for classrooms, bringing together material on issues such as journalism’s place in the liberal-democratic ideal, the histories of taxes, content and circulation, news values, audience analysis studies and media economies . . . This is a useful addition to a reading list.”  (Media International Australia, 2012)

    "Journalism students and practicing journalists will want to read this book. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates, technical students, professionals, general readers." (Choice, 1 September 2011)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781444395365
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    03/21/2011
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    352
    File size:
    747 KB

    What People are saying about this

    From the Publisher
    “An invaluable book for integration of recent developments into media history; brilliantly links past and present, journalism and society through exploring personalization, globalization, localization, pauperization as hallmarks of modern journalism.”

    Hazel Dicken-Garcia, Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota

    "Jane Chapman and Nick Nuttall have written an introduction to journalism that is highly original and provocative. It is well worth reading and should be mandatory for anyone with an interest in the subject."

    Robert W. McChesney, co-author, The Death and Life of American Journalism

    Meet the Author

    Jane L. Chapman is Professor of Communications at University of Lincoln School of Journalism and visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and University College Dublin School of History. Her books include Issues in Contemporary Documentary (2009); Broadcast Journalism: a Critical Introduction (with Marie Kinsey, 2008); Documentary in Practice (2007) and the best-selling Comparative Media History (2005). Her research interests include press history and the media's relationship to women and indigenous minorities.

    Nick Nuttall is senior lecturer and MA program leader at the University of Lincoln School of Journalism. He worked for many years in East Africa, the Middle East and Cyprus, writing on travel and communication issues. He has authored a chapter on Truman Capote and New Journalism for The Journalistic Imagination (2007) as well as a chapter on investigative journalism for the latest edition of The Newspapers Handbook (2006). His research interests include New Journalism, press history, and the gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson.

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