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American journalism history : an annotated bibliography /
compiles by Wm. David Sloan.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
description
xv, 344 p. --
ISBN
0313263507 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
isbn
0313263507 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
188229
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1989-08-01:
This reference is for the serious journalism historian. It includes 2,657 annotated citations from books (including most but not all of the better-known favorites), journals (from 201 academic periodicals), and some Ph.D. disserations. The data is divided into 13 time periods from 1690 to 1989, and there is a special chapter for broadcasting. This is a useful tool for media research collections and the first such comphrehensive compilation to include journal articles. The standard reference, Warren C. Price and Calder Picket's An Annotated Journalism Bibliography ( LJ 11/15/70) sticks to books and includes nonhistory material. A much-needed update, with one drawback: no author index.-- Abraham Z. Bass, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 1989-10:
Sloan (University of Alabama), 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. A few bibliographic errors or omissions were spotted--there is a second edition of Eleanor Blum's Basic Books in the Mass Media (CH, Feb '81), with a third expected in 1989; Roland E. Wolseley's The Journalist's Bookshelf is now in its eighth edition (CH, Sep '86), etc.--but to mention them is, admittedly, to quibble. This is destined to be a seminal reference source in history, journalism, and mass communications. -J. Cates, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
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'œSloan, 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
'œA compilation of over 2,600 books, dissertations, and scholarly articles, this bibliography is a guide to what the compiler considers the most important works on the history of journalism in America from 1690 to the present. Included are biographical works; histories of newspapers; histories of journalism in specific cities, states, and regions; and analyses of journalism and national events. Arranged chronologically into fourteen phases of journalism history (e.g., Colonial Press, 1690-1765, Age of New Journalism, 1883-1900, Frontier and Regional Journalism, 1800-1900, and Contemporary Media 1945-Present), this work is intended to assist historians in their research by providing not only a bibliographic guide to a body of literature but also brief descriptions of most of the individual works. . . . This bibliography is valuable for its concentration on journalism history in the United States, its chronological categories, and its currency on the topic. Recommended for academic libraries.'' RQ
'œThis annotated bibliography includes sixteen separate sections which cover a variety of themes and periods providing information on over 2600 items published between 1810 and 1988. Sloan lists articles, books, reference works, and research guides which discuss all types of print and broadcast journalism. Entries within each section are arranged alphabetically by author.'' Studies in the American Renaissance
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Summaries
Long Description
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.
Unpaid Annotation
"Sloan has undertaken to fill a long-standing gap in the study of journalism history. He has compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of works pertaining to United States journalism history from colonial to contemporary times. Some 2,600 separate entries provide information on dissertations, articles, monographs, books and reference materials published between 1810 and 1988. . . . Overall this is a useful, stimulating volume that pulls together a diverse collection of materials. It should enrich the teaching and writing of journalism history." American Journalism
Long Description
Sloan has undertaken to fill a long-standing gap in the study of journalism history. He has compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of works pertaining to United States journalism history from colonial to contemporary times. Some 2,600 separate entries provide information on dissertations, articles, monographs, books and reference materials published between 1810 and 1988. . . . Overall this is a useful, stimulating volume that pulls together a diverse collection of materials. It should enrich the teaching and writing of journalism history. American Journalism 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.
Table of Contents
General History of Journalism, 1690-Present
The Colonial Press, 1690-1765
The Revolutionary Press, 1765-1783
The Party Press, 1783-1833
Freedom of the Press, 1690-1800
The Penny Press, 1833-1860
The Antebellum and Civil War Press, 1820-1865
The Press of the Industrial Age, 1865-1883
The Age of New Journalism, 1883-1900
Frontier and Regional Journalism, 1800-1900
The Emergence of Modern Journalism, 1900-1945
The Press and the Age of Reform, 1900-1917
The Media and National Crises, 1917-1945
Broadcasting, 1920-Present
The Contemporary Media, 1945-Present
Research Guides and Reference Works
Bibliography
Index
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