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Journalism in Britain

Journalism in Britain
A Historical Introduction

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Journalism | Mass Communication

December 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Journalism and the Coming of Mass Markets
The Impact of Broadcasting and the Public Sphere
Patterns of Ownership and Control
Women as Consumers and Producers of Journalism
Technology and Journalism
Styling the Century: Tabloid Journalism
Journalism and Political Coverage
Alternative Journalism
Magazine Journalism: The Most Influential Genre
Hacks or Heroes?
Local Journalism

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.

Ms Gail Mellors
Journalism , Derby University
September 6, 2012

Excellent overview of the historical development of journalism in Britain and complements other texts on the same subject written by the author.

Mr Ato Erzan-Essien
Media, Chester University
April 26, 2012

Excellent text on the history of journalism for undergraduates, highly recommended, informative and fluently written.

Llion Iwan
School of Creative Studies and Media, University of Wales, Bangor
November 2, 2011

A great introduction to journalism in the UK, especially for our many foreign students

Dr Abel Ugba
Mass Communications , University of East London
October 18, 2011

Useful reading for students on journalism and media courses

Professor Rosalind Coward
Journalism , Roehampton University
October 3, 2011

An authoritative and accessible introduction to the history of journalism. Excellent resource for undergraduates.

Mr Philip Dixon
Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University
January 28, 2011

Martin Conboy

Martin Conboy is a Reader in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield. He co-edits the book series Journalism Studies: Key Texts for SAGE. More About Author

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