Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

A History of the International Movement of Journalists

Professionalism Versus Politics

Authors: Nordenstreng, K., Björk, U.J., Beyersdorf, F., Høyer, S., Lauk, E.

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This study presents a general history of how journalism as an emerging profession became internationally organized over the past one hundred and twenty years, seen mainly through the associations founded to promote the interests of journalists around the world.    

About the authors

Kaarle Nordenstreng is Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Tampere, Finland. He has worked as a journalist in Finnish national radio, and was President of the International Organization of Journalists, 1976-90. He has written or edited sixty books, including Mapping BRICS Media (2015).

Ulf Jonas Björk is Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Indiana University-Indianapolis, USA, where he teaches media law and journalism history. He has published numerous articles on topics such as international journalism co-operation, the U.S. immigrant press, and foreign correspondence.

Frank Beyersdorf teaches European and German history at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He has published on the League of Nations, international journalism, the Cold War, and internet governance.

Svennik Høyer is Professor Emeritus of the Department for Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has published many journal articles on media history and communication theory, and a number of books in Norwegian.

Epp Lauk is Professor of Journalism and Head of the Department of Communication at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Visiting Professor at Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas, Lithuania. Her numerous international publications include topics on history and professionalization of journalism, media policy and accountability.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nordenstreng, Kaarle

    Pages 1-7

  • Frames and Contradictions of the Journalistic Profession

    Høyer, Svennik (et al.)

    Pages 8-41

  • First Internationals: IUPA and PCW (1894–1936)

    Björk, Ulf Jonas

    Pages 42-79

  • First Professional International: FIJ (1926–40)

    Beyersdorf, Frank

    Pages 80-124

  • Embroiled in Cold War Politics: IOJ and IFJ (1946-)

    Nordenstreng, Kaarle

    Pages 125-172

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of the International Movement of Journalists
Book Subtitle
Professionalism Versus Politics
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53055-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137530554
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53054-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 274
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