Historical dictionary of journalism /

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Author / Creator:Eaman, Ross Allan, 1945-
Imprint:Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow, c2009.
Description:xliii, 387 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:Historical dictionaries of professions and industries ; 4
Historical dictionaries of professions and industries ; 4.
Subject:Journalism -- History -- Dictionaries.
Journalism.
Dictionaries.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7928963
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ISBN:9780810860759 (cloth : alk. paper)
0810860759 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780810862890 (ebook)
0810862891 (ebook)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-385).
Review by Choice Review

Over time, a shifting spectrum of media have physically characterized the underlying journalistic intent to inform. Part of the award-winning "Historical Dictionaries of Professions and Industries," this new volume traces the evolution of journalism, its media, its luminaries, its concepts, and much more. Eaman (Carleton Univ., Ottawa) presents a combination dictionary/encyclopedia. The definitions of basic concepts, like yellow journalism, comingle with encyclopedia-like biographical and journalistic milestone/event entries. The volume provides readers with an international perspective on the development of the discipline. It includes a chronology and short historical narrative of the field, along with individual entries, by country, outlining the progression of journalism worldwide. Well organized and easy to use, this work features an excellent limited topical bibliography that will be useful to beginning researchers who seek more in-depth information on the entries. This is an excellent title for the reference department of any public library or undergraduate library. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers. R. J. Erlandson University of Nebraska Omaha

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