2 History and development

History of journalism: the print medium
The growing importance of journalism
Technology and the battle between trades unions and management
The battle over press regulation
History of journalism: the broadcast medium
Meanwhile, back with the ‘wireless’ …
Journalism on the Internet
Common threads in the history of UK journalism
Suggested activities
Sources and resources


This chapter contains a condensed – and necessarily selective – account of the way journalism has developed. It considers political, economic and technological factors, as well as how the nature of each medium has affected the editorial, production and presentation aspects of journalism. Taken with the discussion ...

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