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Category: Non Fiction
Author: Mitchell Stephens
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Counts: 1628
Original Format: Paperback, 384 pages
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Publisher: August 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 20th 1988)
Language: English
ISBN: 0195189914
ISBN13: 9780195189919
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Tags: Non Fiction   Culture   Cultural Studies  
Original Title: A History of News
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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 manifestationsspoken, written, visual and digitalfrom 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.

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