Rise of Western Journalism, 1815-1914: Essays on the Press in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States

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This compilation of essays examines the rise of Western journalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Offering a cross-cultural record of the Western print media's growth, it devotes individual chapters to each of six countries: Great Britain, France, the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany. Each chapter focuses on the principal trends and chief personnel essential to journalistic development in that country, and incorporates analysis of how that country's journalists influenced, or were influenced by, journalists from outside its borders. A comprehensive bibliography is included for each chapter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786431434
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ross F. Collins is a professor of communication at North Dakota State University, Fargo. E.M. Palmegiano is a professor of history at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

Australia: Shaking Off the Shackles to Earn the Badge of Independence Rod Kirkpatrick Kirkpatrick, Rod 11

Canada's Victorian Press: Influences from Home and Abroad David R. Spencer Spencer, David R. 42

Traitorous Collaboration: The Press in France, 1815-1914 Ross F. Collins Collins, Ross F. 71

Germany: Mass-Circulation Newspapers Shaped by an Authoritarian Setting Ulf Jonas Bjork Bjork, Ulf Jonas 106

The "Fourth Estate": British Journalism in Britain's Century E.M. Palmegiano Palmegiano, E. M. 139

Coming of Age: The Growth of the American Media in the Nineteenth Century Carol Sue Humphrey Humphrey, Carol Sue 173

Notes on Contributors 203

Index 205

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