History of News

ISBN-10: 0195189914

ISBN-13: 9780195189919

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

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This book is a revision of a versatile and unique text that is suited for introductory courses on the history of journalism and media and society, which are fundamental courses in undergraduate and graduate journalism/mass communication departments. The author's approach in this text is distinctive as he traces the history of the news from preliterate cultures to the current information explosion. Most importantly, he examines news in all of its manifestations - spoken, written,visual - from an international perspective. In this edition, Stephens broadens the scope of international coverage. expands the section on television news, and adds an entire chapter on the Internet and The Digital Revolution.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Chronology
Introduction
Spoken News
Why News?-The Thursty Desyer That All Our Kynde Hath to Know
The Need for News-A Social Sense
The Urge to Tell
News in Preliterate Societies-In the Ordinary Way
"Human Wireless Telegraphy"
The Amplification of News-Messengers, Criers and Minstrels
Newsworthiness
The Edge of the World
The Survival of Spoken News-Publishing the Whisper of the Day
Coffeehouses and Nouvellistes
The Decline of Spoken News
Written News
News and Literacy-The First Story That Comes to Hand
The Demands of News
News and History
News and Empire-The Thought Stream of the Group Mind
News of Rome
News Through China
News Across Europe
"Cosmopolitan Commerce"
Printed News
Controlling the News-The Undeceiving of the People
News Management and Manipulation-The Newsbook
Press Controls
A Fear of Controversy
Chauvinism-The News Ballad
Human Interests (Faits Divers)-Such a Deal of Wonder
Published Gossip
News of Crime
Sensationalism
Moralizing
The Supernatural
"Popular" Journalism
The Logic of News (Faits Isoles)-People Biting Dogs
The Extraordinary
The Conventional
The Unexpected
Newspapers
The First Newspapers-Expecting the News
News in Venice-The Gazette
News from Amsterdam-The Coranto
An Editor in London
The Power of the Periodical-Domesticating News
Home News-The Breadth of the Newspaper
News of Science-The Authority of the Newspaper
News of Business-The Speed of the Newspaper
News and Revolution-A Junction of All the People
The American Revolution
The French Revolution
A Free Press
Mass Circulation-For All
The Penny Press and Newspaper Ownership
Other Voices
The New Journalism and Consolidation
Tabloids and Corporations
Reporting
Before Reporting-No Data by Which We Can Correctly Reason
The Haze
The Print Shop
The Development of Reporting-The Journalistic Method
Enterprise
Observation
Investigation-The World Asked to Explain Itself
Veneration of the Fact
Objectivity
Control of the News
Electronic News
New Technologies-Improved Means to an Unimproved End
Radio-An Electronic Meeting Place
Television-The Distant Newsmonger
The Information Explosion-A Surfeit of Data
Publicity
The Weight of the Present-News, Rumors and Ideas
The Future of News
Endnotes
Bibliography
Credits
Index
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