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American Journalism History: An Annotated Bibliography - Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications (Hardback)
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American Journalism History: An Annotated Bibliography - Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications (Hardback)

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Sloan has undertaken to fill a long-standing gap in the study of journalism history. He has compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of works pertaining to United States journalism history from colonial to contemporary times. Some 2,600 separate entries provide information on dissertations, articles, monographs, books and reference materials published between 1810 and 1988...Overall this is a useful, stimulating volume that pulls together a diverse collection of materials. It should enrich the teaching and writing of journalism history. American Journalism The history of the American news media has been a popular subject with journalists, popular writers, and historians since the early years of the Republic, and it continues to attract widespread interest. Until now, however, no complete bibliography of these historical materials has been available. This comprehensive work provides access to the existing literature on all types of journalism from newspapers to television. In his introduction, Sloan reviews the different approaches to journalism history that have characterized writing in the field. The bibliography is divided by historical period and general theme into 16 sections. Carefully annotated, it presents concise summaries and bibliographic information for some 2,600 articles, books, research guides, and reference works published between 1810 and 1988. More than 100 journals are included. Cross-referencing and a detailed index will help the reader locate materials on specific topics as well as those with wider application. An invaluable tool for historians and other scholars engaged in research, this book will also serve as a useful reference for courses in mass communications and the history of journalism.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313263507
Number of pages: 359
Weight: 686 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


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"Sloan, editor of the history periodical American Journalism and coauthor with J.D. Startt of Historical Methods in Mass Communication (1989), has produced a thoroughly researched and concisely written annotated bibliography of 2,657 articles, books, and dissertations on the history of journalism in America. The introduction sets the scholarly tone of the book, while discussing briefly the various schools of journalism history. According to Sloan, the primary purpose of this book is to assist historians in their bibliographical searches.' And it does. Most chapters are arranged chronologically (The Colonial Press, 1690-1765'; The Antebellum and Civil War Press, 1820-1865'; Broadcasting, 1920-Present, ' etc.); and entries are listed alphabetically by author within chapters. Annotations are brief and generally descriptive. The index, unfortunately, does not include authors or titles, but does contain detailed subject listings. . . . This is destined to be a seminal reference source in history, journalism, and mass communications."-Choice
"This annotated bibliography includes sixteen separate sections which cover a variety of themes and periods providing information on over 2600 items published between 1810 and 1988. Sloan lists articles, books, reference works, and research guides which discuss all types of print and broadcast journalism. Entries within each section are arranged alphabetically by author."-Studies in the American Renaissance
"A compilation of over 2,600 books, dissertations, and scholarly articles, this bibliography is a guide to what the compiler considers the most important works on the history of journalism in America from 1690 to the present. Included are biographical works; histories of newspapers; histories of journalism in specific cities, states, and regions; and analyses of journalism and national events. Arranged chronologically into fourteen phases of journalism history (e.g., Colonial Press, 1690-1765, Age of New Journalism, 1883-1900, Frontier and Regional Journalism, 1800-1900, and Contemporary Media 1945-Present), this work is intended to assist historians in their research by providing not only a bibliographic guide to a body of literature but also brief descriptions of most of the individual works. . . . This bibliography is valuable for its concentration on journalism history in the United States, its chronological categories, and its currency on the topic. Recommended for academic libraries."-RQ
?This annotated bibliography includes sixteen separate sections which cover a variety of themes and periods providing information on over 2600 items published between 1810 and 1988. Sloan lists articles, books, reference works, and research guides which discuss all types of print and broadcast journalism. Entries within each section are arranged alphabetically by author.?-Studies in the American Renaissance
?A compilation of over 2,600 books, dissertations, and scholarly articles, this bibliography is a guide to what the compiler considers the most important works on the history of journalism in America from 1690 to the present. Included are biographical works; histories of newspapers; histories of journalism in specific cities, states, and regions; and analyses of journalism and national events. Arranged chronologically into fourteen phases of journalism history (e.g., Colonial Press, 1690-1765, Age of New Journalism, 1883-1900, Frontier and Regional Journalism, 1800-1900, and Contemporary Media 1945-Present), this work is intended to assist historians in their research by providing not only a bibliographic guide to a body of literature but also brief descriptions of most of the individual works. . . . This bibliography is valuable for its concentration on journalism history in the United States, its chronological categories, and its currency on the topic. Recommended for academic libraries.?-RQ
?Sloan, editor of the history periodical American Journalism and coauthor with J.D. Startt of Historical Methods in Mass Communication (1989), has produced a thoroughly researched and concisely written annotated bibliography of 2,657 articles, books, and dissertations on the history of journalism in America. The introduction sets the scholarly tone of the book, while discussing briefly the various schools of journalism history. According to Sloan, the primary purpose of this book is to assist historians in their bibliographical searches.' And it does. Most chapters are arranged chronologically (The Colonial Press, 1690-1765'; The Antebellum and Civil War Press, 1820-1865'; Broadcasting, 1920-Present, ' etc.); and entries are listed alphabetically by author within chapters. Annotations are brief and generally descriptive. The index, unfortunately, does not include authors or titles, but does contain detailed subject listings. . . . This is destined to be a seminal reference source in history, journalism, and mass communications.?-Choice

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