Key Readings in Journalism

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-03-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Key Readings in Journalism brings together the essential writings that every student of journalism should know. The volume presents forty of the most important works about journalism arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism'”its social impact, its history, key individuals and institutions, its practice, and its future. Each reading is introduced with a headnote that provides context and points to key concepts discussed in the selection. Key Readings in Journalism is designed to be used as a primary text in undergraduate Introduction to Journalism and Journalism and Society courses, and the selections have been carefully chosen to reflect the needs of today's journalism classroom.

Author Biography

Elliot King is Professor and Chair in the Communication Department at Loyola University Maryland. Jane L. Chapman is Professor of Communications in the School of Journalism at Lincoln University, and is a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introduction: What We Should Knowp. 1
The Development of Journalismp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Discoveringthe the Newsp. 13
A Place in the Newsp. 26
Technology and Ideology: The Case of the Telegraphp. 40
The African American Newspaperp. 55
Comparative Media Historyp. 64
Free for All: The Internet's Transformation of Journalismp. 77
Doing Journalismp. 89
Introductionp. 91
Deciding What's Newsp. 95
The Face of Warp. 105
The Race Beatp. 116
The First Casualtyp. 136
All the President's Menp. 154
The Girls in the Balconyp. 165
Biographyp. 173
Introductionp. 175
Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Powerp. 179
The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffensp. 189
Margaret Bourke White: A Biographyp. 200
Murrow: His Life and Timesp. 219
Breaking Barriersp. 234
Personal Historyp. 244
Classic Reportingp. 255
Introductionp. 257
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in all its Phasesp. 259
A History of Standard Oil Companyp. 266
Ernie's Warp. 280
Silent Springp. 290
In Cold Bloodp. 299
The Boys on the Busp. 311
Journalism and Societyp. 321
Introductionp. 323
Democracy in Americap. 327
Public Opinionp. 339
The Brass Checkp. 351
A Free and Responsible Press: The Hutchins Committee Responsep. 357
The Pressp. 368
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Mediap. 380
On Television and Journalismp. 398
Permissionsp. 407
Indexp. 410
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