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Journalism today: a themed history

By Jane Chapman and Nick Nuttall


The aim of this book is to use history to reveal underlying trends, causes and conditions that affect modern journalism and its practice. The approach to history is thematic rather than strictly chronological and by definition selective. Social histories of the press have shown how institutional and technological factors have shaped news over the last 200 years, reinforcing the doctrine that news is, more than anything else, a culturally constructed category. This book traces some of these influences, not as an all-embracing chronological history (for these exist elsewhere), but more as a thematic ‘potpourri’, highlighting in particular those journalistic functions that relate to and interact with wider society. In doing so, we take a long view, stressing continuities as well as change

Topics: V271 International History, P990 Mass Communications and Documentation not elsewhere classified, P510 Factual Reporting, V147 Modern History 1950-1999, P590 Journalism not elsewhere classified, V390 History by Topic not elsewhere classified, P301 Television studies, V144 Modern History 1800-1899, V210 British History, P302 Radio studies, P300 Media studies, P210 Public Relations, V145 Modern History 1900-1919, V148 Modern History 2000-2099, V146 Modern History 1920-1949, P304 Electronic Media studies, V230 American History, P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation, P390 Media studies not elsewhere classified, P305 Paper-based Media studies, P500 Journalism
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2011
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