The Rise of Western Journalism, 1815–1914
Essays on the Press in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States
About the Book
This compilation of essays examines the rise of Western journalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Offering a cross-cultural record of the Western print media’s growth, it devotes individual chapters to each of six countries: Great Britain, France, the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany. Each chapter focuses on the principal trends and chief personnel essential to journalistic development in that country, and incorporates analysis of how that country’s journalists influenced, or were influenced by, journalists from outside its borders. A comprehensive bibliography is included for each chapter.
About the Author(s)
Ross F. Collins is a professor of communication at North Dakota State University, Fargo.
E.M. Palmegiano is a professor of history at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Edited by Ross F. Collins and E.M. Palmegiano
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 11 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
Table of Contents
Australia: Shaking Off the Shackles to Earn the Badge of Independence 11
Canada’s Victorian Press: Influences from Home and Abroad 42
Traitorous Collaboration: The Press in France,1815–1914 71
Germany: Mass-Circulation Newspapers Shaped by an Authoritarian Setting 106
The “Fourth Estate”: British Journalism in Britain’s Century 139
Coming of Age: The Growth of the American Media in the Nineteenth Century 173
Notes on Contributors 203
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