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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.
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
Introduction: What We Should Know
The Development of Journalism
Discoveringthe the News
A Place in the News
Technology and Ideology: The Case of the Telegraph
The African American Newspaper
Comparative Media History
Free for All: The Internet's Transformation of Journalism
Deciding What's News
The Face of War
The Race Beat
The First Casualty
All the President's Men
The Girls in the Balcony
Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power
The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens
Margaret Bourke White: A Biography
Murrow: His Life and Times
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in all its Phases
A History of Standard Oil Company
In Cold Blood
The Boys on the Bus
Journalism and Society
Democracy in America
The Brass Check
A Free and Responsible Press: The Hutchins Committee Response
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
On Television and Journalism
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