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Journalism

A Beginner's Guide

Does the digital age spell the end of journalism as we know it?

Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hour news-networks, and tight legal frameworks, this introduction investigates the role of journalism in the digital age. With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with "infotainment" – driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face.

Sarah Niblock is Head of Journalism at Brunel University, UK. As a journalist, she has written for the Independent, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is the author of Inside Journalism.

"A comprehensive introduction to the history of journalism. A timely assessment of the challenges journalism is likely to face in the future."

– James Rodgers - BBC Moscow correspondent

"A terrific primer that covers all the bases. It's a must-read for anyone taking their first steps in journalism. Excellent."

– Professor Adrian Monck - Formerly Head of Journalism and Publishing at City University, now works fo

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