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Traditional news values no longer hold: infotainment has the day. Journalism is in a terminal state of decline. Or so some contemporary commentators would argue. Although there has been a great diversity in format and ownership over time, Conboy demonstrates the surprising continuity of concerns in the history of journalism. Questions of political influence, the impact of advertising, the sensationalisation of news coverage, the 'dumbing down' of the press, the economic motives of newspaper owners - these are themes that emerge repeatedly over time and again today. In this book, Martin Conboy provides a history of the development of newspapers, periodicals and broadcast journalism which· enables readers to engage critically with contemporary issues within the news media· outlines the connections, as well as the distinctions, ...

Women as Consumers and Producers of Journalism
Women as consumers and producers of journalism

One of the driving imperatives of the New Journalism of the late nineteenth century had been the incorporation of women readers within the daily press. This had had the aim of delivering those female readers to the advertisers of domestic and fashion products which provided most of the most financially lucrative display advertising in the newspapers. At the same time, an increasingly successful and influential advocacy journalism educated women in terms of their political rights and social potential. One of the lasting legacies of the juxtaposition of these two developments was that women began to slowly claim a place for themselves as journalists within the mainstream.

However, this is not a straightforward tale ...

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