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Encyclopedia of Journalism

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Six Volume Set

October 2009 | 3 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
2009 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention

Library Journal Best Reference 2009

"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal

Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways that we've long taken for granted. Whether it's National Public Radio in the morning or the lead story on the Today show, the morning newspaper headlines, up-to-the-minute Internet news, grocery store tabloids, Time magazine in our mailbox, or the nightly news on television, journalism is woven throughout our day. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism will cover all significant dimensions of journalism including: print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; and history, technology, legal issues and court cases, ownership, and economics. The set will contain approximately 3,000 pages in all and approximately 350 signed entries from scholars, experts, and journalists, under the direction of leading editor Christopher Sterling of The George Washington University.

Canada, Modern
Bandwagon Journalism
Government, Federal Coverage of
Hong Kong
Science and Technology Journalism
Self Regulation
Media Ownership
Terrorism, Coverage of
Canada, Historical
Supreme Court Journalism
British Broadcasting Corporation

"With around 360 A-Z entries covering trends, issues, concepts, individuals, institutions, media outlets, and events, this is the most ambitious reference work published on the topic to date."

Booklist Online

"....Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism."-LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)


"....This long-overdue publication combines well-written entries with essential supporting documents in one set. Its cost, considering its quality and comprehensiveness, is within reason.... This title comes at an opportune time. It offers an overview of past practices, an examination of current conditions, and a glimpse into the future. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates and above. ****"

R. L. Abbott
University of Evansville

"Since the Woodward-Bernstein investigation of the Watergate scandal, journalism-or more broadly, "the media"-has secured a major role in American political and cultural life. The Encyclopedia of Journalism is the most ambitious reference work published on this topic to date.... The scope of the coverage is wide and ranges from industry and economics... to news agencies and online numerous other subjects, such as Comics, Environmental journalism, and Newsweekly magazines.... [T]he volumes offer many fascinating essays and unique articles.... Highly recommended for academic libraries and large public libraries."

Donald Altschiller

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