Encyclopedia of Journalism

SAGE Publications
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"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 we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education.

Key Themes

  • Consumers and Audiences
  • Criticism and Education
  • Economics
  • Ethnic and Minority Journalism
  • Issues and Controversies
  • Journalist Organizations
  • Journalists
  • Law and Policy
  • Magazine Types
  • Motion Pictures
  • Networks
  • News Agencies and Services
  • News Categories
  • News Media: U.S.
  • News Media: World
  • Newspaper Types
  • News Program Types
  • Online Journalism
  • Political Communications
  • Processes and Routines of Journalism
  • Radio and Television
  • Technology
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About the author

Dr Christopher Sterling lectures in Psychology at London South Bank University. His principal research interests are in dyslexia and he is currently working on identifying tests of reading comprehension and writing deficit for adult dyslexics.

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Publisher
SAGE Publications
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Published on
Sep 25, 2009
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Pages
3136
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ISBN
9781452261522
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Language
English
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Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
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