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Newspapers

A Complete Guide to the Industry

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Mike Farrell and Mary Carmen Cupito

In a time of uncertainty and change in the newspaper industry, this book provides a concise and thorough overview of the field, looking back at newspapers’ history, and forward to their future – and insisting there will be one. The authors, former journalists who now teach the subject, review the practices of the profession – from defining news to examining who owns newspapers, from newspaper readership to the new media environment. Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive text is well suited for a range of courses on newspapers.

«This authoritative book takes its readers inside the world of newspaper journalism. It also examines the place of newspapers the broader contexts of history and the advent of digital media. In exploring the issues, it offers a variety of perspectives and does so in clear, readable fashion.» (John S. Carroll, former editor, ‘Los Angeles Times’)
«From the first chapter to the last, this text offers an authoritative, engaging, and comprehensive perspective on the world of newspapers in the past, today, and in the future, with particular emphasis on ethics and freedom of the press. It is filled with ... examples of the essential role newspapers play in a democratic society, including in rural America. The authors are to be commended for taking us on a fascinating journey that will ultimately lead to a newspaper of tomorrow that will bear little resemblance to today’s publication but will continue to inform, entertain, and challenge readers to think.» (Roy Moore, Dean, College of Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University)
«The authors of this book explore the rapidly changing newspaper landscape through both the practiced eye of newsroom experience and focused lens of academic scholarship. The combination provides clear, fresh insights into the digital evolution of print news, without losing sight of the immutable principles of a free press. Readers are sure to enjoy this enlightening look at an industry in flux and the authors’ convincing forecasts for the future.» (J. Patrick Moynahan, Vice Provost, Northern Kentucky University, Former city editor, ‘The Kentucky Post’)

«This authoritative book takes its readers inside the world of newspaper journalism. It also examines the place of newspapers the broader contexts of history and the advent of digital media. In exploring the issues, it offers a variety of perspectives and does so in clear, readable fashion.» (John S. Carroll, former editor, ‘Los Angeles Times’)
«From the first chapter to the last, this text offers an authoritative, engaging, and comprehensive perspective on the world of newspapers in the past, today, and in the future, with particular emphasis on ethics and freedom of the press. It is filled with ... examples of the essential role newspapers play in a democratic society, including in rural America. The authors are to be commended for taking us on a fascinating journey that will ultimately lead to a newspaper of tomorrow that will bear little resemblance to today’s publication but will continue to inform, entertain, and challenge readers to think.» (Roy Moore, Dean, College of Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University)
«The authors of this book explore the rapidly changing newspaper landscape through both the practiced eye of newsroom experience and focused lens of academic scholarship. The combination provides clear, fresh insights into the digital evolution of print news, without losing sight of the immutable principles of a free press. Readers are sure to enjoy this enlightening look at an industry in flux and the authors’ convincing forecasts for the future.» (J. Patrick Moynahan, Vice Provost, Northern Kentucky University, Former city editor, ‘The Kentucky Post’)