Journalism Today: A Themed History

Journalism Today: A Themed History

Author(s): Jane L. Chapman, Nick Nuttall

Published Online: 15 APR 2011 05:21AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405179539

Online ISBN: 9781444395372

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395372

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Journalism and Democracy - A Sibling Rivalry?

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  2. Part II: Technology, Work, and Business: Is Journalism more than Just a Job?

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  3. Part III: Ethics: A Matter of Judgment?

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  4. Part IV: Audience: Citizen Consumer or Consumer Citizen?

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  5. Part V: Conclusion: A Future History

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