History and Development of Journalism Studies as a Global Field

Authored by: Liane Rothenberger , Irina Tribusean , Andrea C. Hoffmann , Martin Löffelholz

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138052888
eBook ISBN: 9781315167497
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This chapter traces the development of journalism studies by analyzing from a global viewpoint the dynamic construction, differentiation, and transformation of institutions relevant to the field, as well as the theoretical approaches employed and the paradigms, topics, and methods involved in research. It focuses on three main characteristics: (1) major methodological and conceptual schools; (2) seminal books or journals in the field; and (3) pioneering universities, colleges, or other academic institutions in offering journalism or communication studies.

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