"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)
Journalism Today: A Themed Historyby 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.
- 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.
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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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