The Ossification of Journalism History: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century
Blanchard, Margaret A., Journalism History
What is this thing called "journalism history" and do we have the theoretical and methodological tools to deal with it in a meaningful way? At the invitation of Journalism History, the author opens the discussion.
Recent years have seen an increase in the number of articles criticizing our particular subfield of history. James W. Carey, perhaps, started this critical examination by terming "the study of journalism history ... an embarrassment." The problem, he wrote twenty-five years ago, rests in the fact that "we have defined our craft too narrowly and too modestly and, therefore, constricted the range of problems we study and the claims we make for our knowledge."1 …
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Publication information: Article title: The Ossification of Journalism History: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century. Contributors: Blanchard, Margaret A. - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: Autumn 1999. Page number: 107+. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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