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    DescriptionThis is an excellent collection of two- to three-page biographical sketches of 500 noteworthy journalists from 1690 to the present...This book, cross-indexed several ways, may become the takeoff point for thousands of term papers and should be in reference collections, as well as in all serious media collections. Library Journal This comprehensive reference offers nearly 500 biographical sketches, with bibliography, of significant journalists in American history, past and present, living and dead. Its subjects are drawn from the major mass media, including newspapers, radio, television, magazines, and film, and it provides a thorough representation of the various subfields of American journalism, such as reporters, editors, columnists, humorists, editorial cartoonists, illustrators, photographers, commentators, all types of correspondents, and sports journalists. Unlike similar volumes, this dictionary goes beyond the mainstream media to draw upon significant figures from the feminist and suffragist press, and the black press, and traces the development of American journalism from its beginning in Boston in 1690 to present global broadcast networks. The biographical sketches present perspectives on the lives of the people who help develop the big city and small city newspaper press, the regional press, the frontier press, the early radio and television news, and the radical and dissident press. Arranged alphabetically, each sketch includes a useful bibliography for further reference, and there is a general index as well as an appendix that lists the subjects according to media, professional fields and other categories. The broad scope of this valuable sourcebook will make it an indispensable aid in the fields of journalism and communications, and a useful addition to university and college libraries, metropolitan newspapers, national and local magazines, and broadcast networks and local stations in large cities.


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    Title
    Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism
    Subtitle
    The Politics of Special Services
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcia J. Nauratil, By (author) Joseph P. McKerns
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 834
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,293 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313238185
    ISBN 10: 0313238189
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    BIC E4L: LIB
    B&T Approval Code: A27194400
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    BIC subject category V2: GLM
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27340
    DC22: 070/.92/2, 025.52776
    LC classification: Z731
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN4871 .B56 1989
    DC19: 025.52776
    Thema V1.0: KJ, DNP, KNT, KC, GLM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    24 July 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    ?This is an excellent collection of two-to three-page biographical sketches of 500 noteworthy journalists from 1690 to the present, including some who are important because of their minority status or gender. No previous work of this nature exists. The well-researched and very interesting entries were written by 133 journalism historians. Each detailed yet readable sketch stresses the person's significance in shaping American journalism, including newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, news agencies, and news photography. Each includes works by and works about the person. This book, cross-indexed several ways, may become the takeoff point for thousands of term papers and should be in reference collections, as well as in all serious media collections.?-Library Journal