The Invention of Journalism

  • Jean K. Chalaby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

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  3. A Tale of Two Discourses

  4. Discourse and Method: Options for Sociology

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      Pages 55-55
  5. Discursive Transformations in the British Press, 1850s–1930s

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      Pages 69-69
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 194-212

About this book


This book argues that journalism is a more recent invention than most authors have acknowledged so far. The profession of the journalist and the journalistic discourse are the products of the emergence, during the second half of the 19th century, of a specialized field of discursive production, the journalistic field. This book analyses the emergence of journalism and examines the development of discursive norms, practices and strategies that are characteristic of this discourse.


Analyse journalism journalists politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean K. Chalaby
    • 1
  1. 1.European InstituteLondon School of EconomicsUK

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