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News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance
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News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Before news organizations began putting their content online, people got the news in print or on TV and almost always outside of the workplace. But nowadays, most of us keep an eye on the headlines from our desks at work, and we have become accustomed to instant access to a growing supply of constantly updated stories on the Web. This change in the amount of news available as well as how we consume it has been coupled with an unexpected development in editorial labor: rival news organizations can now keep tabs on the competition and imitate them, resulting in a decrease in the diversity of the news.
 
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Journalism and Free Speech
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Journalism and Free Speech

Journalism and Free Speech brings together for the first time an historical and theoretical exploration of journalism and its relationship with the idea of free speech. Though freedom of the press is widely regarded as an essential ingredient to democratic societies, the relationship between the idea of freedom of speech and the practice of press freedom is one that is generally taken for granted. Censorship, in general terms is an anathema.

 
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Radio Journalism in America: Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond
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Radio Journalism in America: Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond

This history of radio news reporting recounts and assesses the contributions of radio toward keeping America informed since the 1920s. It identifies distinct periods and milestones in broadcast journalism and includes a biographical dictionary of important figures who brought news to the airwaves. Americans were dependent on radio for cheap entertainment during the Great Depression and for critical information during the Second World War, when no other medium could approach its speed and accessibility.
 
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Rebel Journalism
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Rebel Journalism

Rebel Journalism: The Writings of Wilfred Burchett by George Burchett, Nick Shimmin, John Pilger

This book is an anthology of the writing of Wilfred Burchett, perhaps the greatest journalist and war correspondent Australia has ever produced. He was also one of the most controversial figures of the Cold War, both in Australia and overseas. Burchett published more than 30 books, and this volume brings together extracts from most of these, spanning the entire breadth of his career, from before World War 2, through Hiroshima, Eastern Europe, Korea, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Angola, Rhodesia and other areas from which Burchett reported.

 
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Journalism in Britain: A Historical Introduction
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Journalism in Britain: A Historical Introduction

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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Read All About It!: A History of the British Newspaper
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Read All About It!: A History of the British Newspaper

This Text-book traces the evolution of the newspaper, documenting its changing form, style and content as well as identifying the different roles ascribed to it by audiences, government and other social institutions.
Starting with the early 17th century, when the first prototype newspapers emerged, through Dr Johnson, the growth of the radical press in the early 19th century, the Lord Northcliffe revolution in the early 20th century, the newspapers wars of the 1930s and the rise of the tabloid in the 1970s, right up to Rupert Murdoch and the online revolution, the book explores the impact of the newspapers on our lives and its role in British society.
 
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Newspaper Journalism (Journalism Studies: Key Texts)
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Newspaper Journalism (Journalism Studies: Key Texts)

With the newspaper's role in a state of fundamental redefinition, Newspaper Journalism offers a timely and up to the minute analysis of newspapers today, in the context of their historical importance to society. Drawing on their extensive experience in academia and also across local, national, mainstream, and alternative newspapers, Peter Cole and Tony Harcup write clearly and engagingly from both industry and scholarly perspectives, and contend that, far from dying, newspapers are doing what they have always done: adapting to a changing environment.
 
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