Journalism in Britain
A Historical Introduction
- Martin Conboy - University of Sheffield, UK
Journalism | Mass Communication
A firm grasp of journalism's development and contribution to social and political debates is a cornerstone of any media studies education. This book teaches students that essential historical literacy, providing a full overview of how changes in the ownership, emphasis, and technologies of journalism in Britain have been motivated by social, economic, and cultural shifts among readerships and markets.
Covering journalism's enduring questions – political coverage, the influence of advertising, the sensationalization of news coverage, the popular market and the economic motives of the owners of newspapers – this book is a comprehensive, articulate, and rich account of how the mediascape of modern Britain has been shaped.
Journalism in Britain is core reading for students of journalism and media studies.
A very comprehensive outline of the history of journalism in the UK from the Penny Press up to the digital revolution.
Conboy provides an excellent reference point for all journalism studies setting in context, in an accessible and logical style, all major develoments which have shaped the industry from the outset to the present day.
Excellent overview of the historical development of journalism in Britain and complements other texts on the same subject written by the author.
Excellent text on the history of journalism for undergraduates, highly recommended, informative and fluently written.
A great introduction to journalism in the UK, especially for our many foreign students
Useful reading for students on journalism and media courses
An authoritative and accessible introduction to the history of journalism. Excellent resource for undergraduates.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Journalism and the Coming of Mass Markets