Journalism in Britain: A Historical Introduction

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SAGE Publications, Jan 19, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 230 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Journalism and the Coming of Mass Markets
8
2 The Impact of Broadcasting and the Public Sphere
21
3 Patterns of Ownership and Control
43
4 Women as Consumers and Producers of Journalism
67
5 Technology and Journalism
81
Tabloid Journalism
109
7 Journalism and Political Coverage
126
The Most Influential Genre
154
10 Hacks or Heroes?
165
11 Local Journalism
179
Conclusion
191
Chronology
195
Bibliography
201
Index
221
Copyright

8 Alternative Journalism
142

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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.

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