A Journalism Reader is a comprehensive collection of essential writings on journalism history and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together the work of journalists, philosophers, historians, newspaper owners, cultural theorists and specialists in public policy and industrial relations to provide a variety of perspectives on the history, status and craft of journalism.
The Journalism Reader is arranged chronologically with an editor's introduction to each section which details the main themes of each chapter. The contributors explore key themes in the history of journalism: crime, gender, class, regulation, ownership and industrial relations.
The Journalism Reader provides an innovative combination of previously published work and influential new thinking. It is an indispensable aid to the study of journalism and media history.
This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.