A History of News
What is news? Why are we so eager to exchange it? Why does it so often seem sensational? How does the way news is gathered and presented affect our politics and our lives? A History of News, Third Edition, provides an extended, international history of journalism that ranges from preliterate societies to the digital age. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of news and provides unique insights into contemporary journalism. Author Mitchell Stephens, an accomplished writer and media critic, analyzes news in all of its manifestations--spoken, written, visual and digital--from an international perspective.
For the third edition, Stephens has broadened the scope of the book's international coverage, expanded the section on television news, increased coverage of women and minorities and added new material on the Internet and the digital revolution. The book also features an updated timeline, questions at the end of each chapter and new boxes, many of which underline connections between older news systems and issues in contemporary journalism.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Why News?The Thursty Desyer That All Our Kynde
News in Preliterate SocietiesIn the Ordinary Way
15 other sections not shown
17th century able American appeared arrived audience authorities ballads battle become began beginning Bennett Boston British called cause century chapter circulation Cited collection communication continue copies corantos cover crime daily death discussed early editor effect effort England English English Newspaper Europe evidence example exchange facts force France French gather Gazette hand helped Henry Herald human important included interest issue Italy James John journalism journalists king later least less letter lives London March murder newsbooks newspapers noted organs pamphlet Paris perhaps periodic political presented printed produced published radio readers received record reports reprinted seems Shaaber similar society spread story successful television Thomas tion turn United weekly writing written wrote York