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Encyclopedia of Journalism, 1st Edition

  • Charles J. Russo
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412972043
  • ISBN-13: 9781412972048
  • DDC: 070.403
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2343 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education.


  • ALA Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention Citation 2010


"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of hournalism. [This set garnered a Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention at ALA Mid-winter 2010 in Boston.-Ed.]"--Library Journal, April 2010

— Kam W. Teo

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the General Editor.
1: ABC News.
2: Academic Accreditation.
3: Academic Associations.
4: Access to Media.
5: Advertising.
6: Advertorials.
7: Advocacy Groups.
8: Advocacy Newspapers.
9: Africa, North.
10: Africa, Sub-Saharan.
11: African American News Media.
12: Agence France-Presse.
13: Agenda Setting.
14: Agriculture Journalism, Electronic.
15: Agriculture Journalism, Print.
16: Air America.
17: Al Arabiya.
18: Al Jazeera.
19: Al-Manar.
20: Alternative and Underground Newspapers.
21: Anchors, Television.
22: Antitrust.
23: Arab Countries.
24: Archives and Museums.
25: Asia, Central, South, and East.
26: Asian American News Media.
27: Associated Press.
28: Atlanta.
29: Audience.
30: Audience Research.
31: Audience Research Companies.
32: Audio and Video News Services.
33: Australia.
34: Automation.
35: Baltimore.
36: Bandwagon Journalism.
37: Bias.
38: Blacklisting.
39: Blogs and Bloggers.
40: Bloomberg.
41: Books as Journalism.
42: Boston.
43: British Broadcasting Corporation.
44: British Broadcasting Regulation.
45: British Commercial News Broadcasting.
46: British Literary Journalism.
47: British Magazines.
48: British New Media.
49: British Newspapers.
50: British Press Regulation.
51: British Tabloid Press.
52: Broadsheet Newspapers.
53: Business Journalism.
54: Business Magazines.
55: Cable News.
56: Cables, Undersea.
57: Cable Television.
58: Canada.
59: Cartoonists, Political.
60: CBS News.
61: Celebrity and Fan Magazines.
62: Censorship.
63: Central America and the Caribbean.
64: Chat Rooms.
65: Checkbook Journalism.
66: Chicago.
67: China.
68: Chinese Television.
69: Circulation, Controlled.
70: Citizen Journalism.
71: Civic Journalism.
72: Civil Unrest, Coverage of.
73: Classified Advertising.
74: Clipping Services.
75: Columns and Columnists.
76: Comics.
77: Commentators, Radio.
78: Commentators, Television.
79: Community Radio.
80: Comparative Models of Journalism.
81: Computers in Journalism.
82: Conflicts of Interest.
83: Congress and Journalism.
84: Consultants, News.
85: Convergence.
86: Copyright.
87: Credibility.
88: Crime and the Courts.
89: Criticism and Critics.
90: Criticism of Journalism.