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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (14 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847874959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847874955
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 1.4 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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To engage contemporary students in history needs a special talent to enthuse and inspire. Conboy succeeds admirably. What might have been a forbidding chronological slog is thoroughly enlivened by Conboy's thematic approach, shot through with passion and rigour in equal measure. This is a book written with a commitment to the importance of history for the present; it will undeniably cultivate the same commitment in its readers. (Chris Atton)

Martin Conboy's original perspective and engaging style are here employed to great effect on a book about British journalism which will be of huge value to students, educators and researchers at every level. Whether the century and a bit covered by this book turns out to be the end of journalism as we have known it, or just the beginning, Conboy's account of its evolution will prepare readers well for an uncertain future in the digital decade to come. (Brian McNair)

Conboy’s book is an excellent addition to the growing ranks of Journalism history texts in an area for which he is a worthy champion and which should really now be being taught on all UK Journalism course.  (Journalism Education)

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Martin Conboy is a Reader in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield. He co-edits the book series Journalism Studies: Key Texts for SAGE.

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If you're studying Journalism at the University of Sheffield, Martin Conboy pretty much lifts his lecture notes from this book, so it's absolutely essential if you want to pass the exam in Tabloid Journalism. Once you get past the laborious introduction, the rest of the book is actually quite interesting and informative. And here's a tip: each chapter conveniently matches up to the Tabloid Journalism lectures.
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