American Journalism History: An Annotated Bibliography

Hardcover | April 1, 1989

byW. David Sloan, Wm David Sloan

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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.

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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 acces...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:359 pages, 9.72 × 6.2 × 1.2 inPublished:April 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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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