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Routledge Library Editions: Journalism


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Reissuing works originally published between 1963 and 2003, this set offers a wide-ranging selection of topics related to journalism and newspapers, from the operations of Fleet Street to cataloguing US newspapers. Topical volumes consider the press and racism, major disaster coverage and ethics while others present journalism methods from videotex to the internet. With particular current interest in the role of the media, several critical volumes here on its relation to politics and past practices will make this an intensely useful set covering history and issues which are still very prevalent.

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Garvin of the Observer

Garvin of the Observer

1st Edition

David Ayerst
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1985. One of the most distinguished editors in the history of British journalism, J. L. Garvin created the Sunday newspaper as we now know it. His career at the Observer spanned the golden age of the British press when newspapers had a powerful influence on political affairs...

The Last Chronicle of Bouverie Street: On the Closure of the “News Chronicle” and the “Star”

The Last Chronicle of Bouverie Street: On the Closure of the “News Chronicle” and the “Star”

1st Edition

George Glenton, William Pattinson
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1963. This book tells the story of the closure of the News Chronicle and its London evening companion The Star as seen by two journalists on the News Chronicle. They describe the Daily News tradition, record some of its finest hours and write about some of the greatest...

Associated Press Coverage of a Major Disaster: The Crash of Delta Flight 1141

Associated Press Coverage of a Major Disaster: The Crash of Delta Flight 1141

1st Edition

Thomas Fensch
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1989. This diary of a news event looks at how the reporting happened as spread by the news wire system of the Associated Press service in America. Analysing the flow of information in this detailed way, this book presents how a major disaster, a fast-moving story with...

Lords of Fleet Street: The Harmsworth Dynasty

Lords of Fleet Street: The Harmsworth Dynasty

1st Edition

Richard Bourne
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1990. The Harmsworth family, starting with Lord Northcliffe (1865-1922) is the greatest and most influential press dynasty Britain has known. The dynasty has had by far the greatest impact on the shape of the press today of all the great press families. The Harmsworths were...

Racism and the Press

Racism and the Press

1st Edition

Teun A. van Dijk
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1991. This book presents the results of an interdisciplinary study of the press coverage of ethnic affairs. Examples are drawn mainly from British and Dutch newspapers, but data from other countries are also reviewed. Besides providing the reader with a thorough content...

The Press We Deserve

The Press We Deserve

1st Edition

Richard Boston
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1970. This book takes an extremely critical look at the British Press and explodes complacently held views of the time about the merits and virtues of British newspapers. From its polemical introduction by the editor it continues with chapters by a strong host of...

The United States Newspaper Program: Cataloging Aspects

The United States Newspaper Program: Cataloging Aspects

1st Edition

Ruth C Carter
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1986. Here is a valuable and engaging overview of the cataloging aspects of the United States Newspaper Program, the most extensive and comprehensive original cataloging enterprise undertaken in America. The importance of newspapers for purposes of historical research is...

Videotex Journalism: Teletext Viewdata and the News

Videotex Journalism: Teletext Viewdata and the News

1st Edition

David H. Weaver
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1983. Videotex technology (the capacity to deliver computer-stored textual information and graphics electronically to the home television screen) was becoming widespread in the 1980s. This book looks at how this affected journalists and other news media and how the flow of...

News and the Net

News and the Net

1st Edition

Barrie Gunter
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 2003. This book examines the growth of news provision on the internet and its implications for news presentation, journalism practice, news consumers, and the business of running news organizations. Much of the focus is placed on the migration of newspapers onto the internet...

Central Ideas in the Development of American Journalism: A Narrative History

Central Ideas in the Development of American Journalism: A Narrative History

1st Edition

Marvin N. Olasky
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1991. This fascinating book of journalism history outlines the author’s concepts of the three ‘central ideas’ in journalism which have evolved through time. The first is the Official Story, that which state authorities wanted people to know; the second, the Corruption Story,...

Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach

Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach

1st Edition

Paul Martin Lester
June 06, 2017

Originally published in 1991. "A photojournalist is a mixture of a cool, detached professional and a sensitive, involved citizen. The taking of pictures is much more than F-stops and shutter speeds. The printing of pictures is much more than chemical temperatures and contrast grades. The publishing...

Encyclopaedia of Twentieth Century Journalists

Encyclopaedia of Twentieth Century Journalists

1st Edition

William H. Taft
June 06, 2017

This book is a compilation of biographical sketches which covers editors, publishers, photographers, bureau chiefs, columnists, commentators, cartoonists, and artists. It presents alphabetical entries that provide overviews of the lives and personalities of a good cross-section of important people....

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