A Dictionary of Journalism - Oxford Quick Reference (Paperback)
  • A Dictionary of Journalism - Oxford Quick Reference (Paperback)

A Dictionary of Journalism - Oxford Quick Reference (Paperback)

Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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A Dictionary of Journalism is an accessible and authoritative quick reference dictionary. It covers over 1,400 wide-ranging entries on the terms that are likely to be encountered by students of the subject, and aims to offer a broad, accessible point of reference on an ever-topical and constantly-changing field that affects everyone's knowledge and perception of the world. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of the subject, it covers terminology relating to the practice, business, and technology of journalism, as well as its concepts and theories, organizations and institutions, publications, and key events. Related topic areas are covered where they impact on or offer explanations of journalism: for example in law, where legislation affects journalistic activity; and where sociological studies seek to aid the understanding of journalism. Appendices include a timeline of journalistic developments, contextualising the ever-evolving nature of journalism, as well as an index of significant individuals in the field. It is an essential companion to all students taking courses in Journalism and Journalism Studies, as well as related subjects such as Communications Studies, Media Studies, and Television and Radio Production.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199646241
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm

Despite its firm commitment to be a dictionary, this is much more than that. This isd an excellent work that deserves to be on the shelves of most libraries. * Reference Reviews *
This is an excellent work which deserves to appear on the shelves of most libraries. * Diana Dixon, Reference Reviews *
An indispensable guide to all terms journalistic ... It is a starting point for further study or investigation, as well as a handy and quick reference guide to the working student or journalist ... Tony Harcup has been one of the most prolific authors of books, articles and journal papers of direct use to journalism students in recent years and here we have a text which is destined to appear on many courses... Buy before you arrive pre-reading lists because it will help many students who have never studied journalism before become familiar with many of the key terms they will come across during their studies and long afterwards. * Tor Clark, Journalism Education (Vol 3, No 2) *
The value of Harcup's tome lies in his skilful analysis based on a deep familiarity with the multifarious fields that infuse Journalism Studies...The book is accessible and pleasurable, but it is also a serious intellectual enterprise - which is a little like journalism itself. * Rod Amner, African Journalism Studies *
Harcup manifestly knows his subject ... The paperback may not be a doorstop, but it is certainly a mile post. * Mike Amos, Refer *
If you need to learn more about journalism or are just interested in the subject, this is a fine addition to your collection. * Erin Brenner, Copyediting *
A book so good every journalist will ask: "Why didn't I think of that?" * Professor Roy Greenslade, City University, London *
...a cunningly compiled and mostly authoritative work of reference that is fun to read, ending with a useful chronology of journalisms highs (1647: Levellers call for a free press) and lows (2011: Hackgate). * Michael Leapman, British Journalism Review *

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