A History of News

  • Filename: a-history-of-news.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105131651593
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Mitchell Stephens
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

What is news? Why are we so eager to exchange it? Why does it so often seem sensational? How does the way news is gathered and presented affect our politics and our lives? A History of News, Third Edition, provides an extended, international history of journalism that ranges from preliterate societies to the digital age. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of news and provides unique insights into contemporary journalism. Author Mitchell Stephens, an accomplished writer and media critic, analyzes news in all of its manifestations--spoken, written, visual and digital--from an international perspective. For the third edition, Stephens has broadened the scope of the book's international coverage, expanded the section on television news, increased coverage of women and minorities and added new material on the Internet and the digital revolution. The book also features an updated timeline, questions at the end of each chapter and new boxes, many of which underline connections between older news systems and issues in contemporary journalism.

A History of News

  • Filename: a-history-of-news.
  • ISBN: 0155018574
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Mitchell Stephens
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

First there was the spoken word, the long-distance runner, and later the wall posters of ancient Rome and China. Here is an investigation of the human need to gather and spread news, proving that the hunger for news and sensationalism wasn't born with modern technology.

A History of News

  • Filename: a-history-of-news.
  • ISBN: 0140094903
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 401
  • Author: Mitchell Stephens
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Surveys the development of journalism, looks at how news has been gathered and disseminated, and describes the ways journalists have described particular news stories

The Form of News

  • Filename: the-form-of-news.
  • ISBN: 1572307919
  • Release Date: 2002-04-01
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Kevin G. Barnhurst
  • Publisher: Guilford Press

This book takes a fresh look at the role of the newspaper in United States civic culture. Unlike other histories which focus only on the content of newspapers, this book digs deeper into ways of writing, systems of organizing content, and genres of presentation, including typography and pictures. The authors examine how these elements have combined to give newspapers a distinctive look at every historical moment, from the colonial to the digital eras. They reveal how the changing "form of news" reflects such major social forces as the rise of mass politics, the industrial revolution, the growth of the market economy, the course of modernism, and the emergence of the Internet. Whether serving as town meeting, court of opinion, marketplace, social map, or catalog of diversions, news forms are also shown to embody cultural authority, allowing readers to see and relate to the world from a particular perspective. Including over 70 illustrations, the book explores such compelling themes as the role of news in a democratic society, the relationship between news and visual culture, and the ways newspapers have shaped the meaning of citizenship. Winner of the International Communication Association Outstanding Book Award

The African American Press

  • Filename: the-african-american-press.
  • ISBN: 9780786426072
  • Release Date: 2006-01
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Charles A. Simmons
  • Publisher: McFarland

Looks at the coverage of national events by predominantly black newspapers, including the "Chicago Defender," the "Pittsburgh Courier," the "Black Dispatch," and the "Jackson Advocate," from the antebellum period and antislavery movement through the civil

The Selling of the Constitutional Convention

  • Filename: the-selling-of-the-constitutional-convention.
  • ISBN: 094561215X
  • Release Date: 1990-01-01
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: John K. Alexander
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This book is a fascinating analysis of news management in the 1780s that sheds new light on the role of the press in early America.


  • Filename: networked.
  • ISBN: 9780745637730
  • Release Date: 2013-04-24
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: Adrienne Russell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Journalism, what happened? In the last decade, the industry and the profession have been rocked to the core. Newspapers as consumer product are as ripe for comic mocking and satire as are the techniques of the journalism profession. The contemporary death and life of journalism is the story of an historic cultural transition. We have lived through the end of the mass-media era and the beginning of the networked-media era. We took in news one way for a century and we simply don't do it like that anymore. Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition examines this moment in journalism, the conditions that brought it about and the characteristics that have shaped it and will shape its future. In crafting this sophisticated yet accessible study, new-media scholar Adrienne Russell draws on personal interviews with journalists and analysts at the center of the shift, examines innovative and revealing digital news projects, and underlines larger cultural changes that reflect the new news reality. Networked also examines emergent journalism practices that suggest the forces at work and the stakes involved in developments we have all experienced but, caught up in the rush of change, have had limited perspective to interpret.

The Power of News

  • Filename: the-power-of-news.
  • ISBN: 0674695860
  • Release Date: 1982
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: Michael Schudson
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Some say it's simply information, mirroring the world. Others believe it's propaganda, promoting a partisan view. But news, Michael Schudson tells us, is really both and neither; it is a form of culture, complete with its own literary and social conventions and powerful in ways far more subtle and complex than its many critics might suspect. A penetrating look into this culture, The Power of News offers a compelling view of the news media's emergence as a central institution of modern society, a key repository of common knowledge and cultural authority. One of our foremost writers on journalism and mass communication, Schudson shows us the news evolving in concert with American democracy and industry, subject to the social forces that shape the culture at large. He excavates the origins of contemporary journalistic practices, including the interview, the summary lead, the preoccupation with the presidency, and the ironic and detached stance of the reporter toward the political world. His book explodes certain myths perpetuated by both journalists and critics. The press, for instance, did not bring about the Spanish-American War or bring down Richard Nixon; TV did not decide the Kennedy-Nixon debates or turn the public against the Vietnam War. Then what does the news do? True to their calling, the media mediate, as Schudson demonstrates. He analyzes how the news, by making knowledge public, actually changes the character of knowledge and allows people to act on that knowledge in new and significant ways. He brings to bear a wealth of historical scholarship and a keen sense for the apt questions about the production, meaning, and reception of news today.

Read All About It

  • Filename: read-all-about-it.
  • ISBN: 9781134280520
  • Release Date: 2009-09-16
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kevin Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge

This Text-book traces the evolution of the newspaper, documenting its changing form, style and content as well as identifying the different roles ascribed to it by audiences, government and other social institutions. Starting with the early 17th century, when the first prototype newspapers emerged, through Dr Johnson, the growth of the radical press in the early 19th century, the Lord Northcliffe revolution in the early 20th century, the newspapers wars of the 1930s and the rise of the tabloid in the 1970s, right up to Rupert Murdoch and the online revolution, the book explores the impact of the newspapers on our lives and its role in British society. Using lively and entertaining examples, Kevin Williams illustrates the changing form of the newspaper in its social, political, economic and cultural context. As well as telling the story of the newspaper, he explores key topics in detail, making this an ideal text for students of journalism and the British newspaper. Issues include: newspapers and social change the changing face of regional newspapers the impact of new technology development of reporting techniques forms of press regulation

Out of Print

  • Filename: out-of-print.
  • ISBN: 0749466510
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: George Brock
  • Publisher: Kogan Page

News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities.In Out of Print George Brock guides readers through the history, present state and future of journalism, highlighting how and why journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands and opportunities of new conditions. He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age.

Liberty Equality Power A History of the American People Volume II Since 1863 Concise Edition

  • Filename: liberty-equality-power-a-history-of-the-american-people-volume-ii-since-1863-concise-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781133947745
  • Release Date: 2013-02-27
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: John M. Murrin
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

How did America transform itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth? You'll find out in LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE Sixth Edition. The authors tell this story through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. You'll learn not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Invention of News

  • Filename: the-invention-of-news.
  • ISBN: 9780300179088
  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Number of pages: 445
  • Author: Andrew Pettegree
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

Lays out the history of news and its dissemination, from medieval pilgrim tales to the birth of the newspaper.

A History of the German Language Through Texts

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-german-language-through-texts.
  • ISBN: 9781134671908
  • Release Date: 2004-03-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Thomas Gloning
  • Publisher: Routledge

A History of the German Language Through Texts examines the evolution of German, from the Early Medieval period to the present day. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book looks at the history of German through a wide range of texts, from medical, legal and scientific writing to literature, everyday newspapers and adverts. All texts are translated and accompanied by commentaries. The book also offers a glossary of technical terms and abbreviations, a summary of the main changes in each historical period, a guide to reference material, and suggestions for further reading. A History of the German Language Through Texts is essential reading for students of German, Linguistics or Philology.

The International Distribution of News

  • Filename: the-international-distribution-of-news.
  • ISBN: 9781107033641
  • Release Date: 2014-02-24
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book traces the history of international news agencies and associations around the world from 1848 to 1947. Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb argues that newspaper publishers formed news associations and patronized news agencies to cut the costs of news collection and exclude competitors from gaining access to the news.

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