Historical Dictionary of Journalism

By (author) Ross Eaman

Hardback - £104.00

Publication date:

02 March 2009

Length of book:

432 pages


Scarecrow Press

ISBN-13: 9780810860759

Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing, and reporting news, and it includes the process of editing and presenting news articles. Journalism applies to various media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet. The word 'journalist' started to become common in the early 18th century to designate a new kind of writer, about a century before 'journalism' made its appearance to describe what those writers produced. Though varying in form from one age and society to another, it gradually distinguished itself from other forms of writing through its focus on the present, its eye-witness perspective, and its reliance on everyday language.

The Historical Dictionary of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the different styles of journalism, the different types of media, and important writers and editors.
The author should be commended for his useful bibliographic essay....This volume could be a useful supplemental work for strong journalism collections in public or academic libraries.