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Appendix C: Journalism: A Guide to Recent Literature - Section 5. News Categories
Most books and articles written about American journalism center on its content—either in general or, more likely, focused on one topical subject or medium. This is understandable given that the prime purpose of the news enterprise is to communicate information—and make money doing so. This section includes citations concerning journalism's content save for political communication of all kinds, which is covered in Section 6. See also Section 6-B for surveys of media coverage of politics, and 8-H for critiques of journalism. Beaubien, Michael P., and John S. Wyeth, Jr., eds. Views on the News: The Media and Public Opinion . New York: New York University Press, 1994. Contains the Chet Huntley (a former NBC anchorman) memorial lectures from 1979 through 1990 by a host of luminaries addressing different aspects of news reporting, some historically, others critically. Clayman, Steven, and John Heritage. The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the ...