The Invention of Journalism

Authors: Chalaby, J.

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This book argues that journalism is a more recent invention than most authors have acknowledged so far. The profession of the journalist and the journalistic discourse are the products of the emergence, during the second half of the 19th century, of a specialized field of discursive production, the journalistic field. This book analyses the emergence of journalism and examines the development of discursive norms, practices and strategies that are characteristic of this discourse.

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JEAN K. CHALABY studied sociology at the Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland, and at the London School of Economics, where he completed a PhD in 1994. He is currently Research Associate at the European Institute, London School of Economics. He has conducted research on the media in Eastern Europe and has published numerous articles on comparative journalism in leading European journals.

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'This is a valuable study of the emergence of journalism as a discursive field during the mid to late-nineteenth century. Chalaby brings together a lot of previously dislocated argument in describing and explaining the formation of the genres of the contemporary press. The framework is primarily economic and he is able to bring into play the elements of capitalism and class division which have to be kept in motion in any analysis seeking to offer a general explanation for the way things are...All this makes sense and the highly structured account is enlivened by some interesting material from the papers themselves...Chalaby's analysis has a strongly social-scientific emphasis and looks deeply into the present. His book is part of the jigsaw of research into the media, its history and operation, directed from a variety of cultural locations...[T]his spirited study of the history and practice of journalism as discourse is an effective contribution to an understanding of the newspaper press in the modern period.' - Michael Harris, Media History


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Invention of Journalism
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37617-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230376175
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-68282-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21286-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 212
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