Journalism is a central institution in the social, cultural, and political lives of communities, nations, and the world, and citizens rely on the information and analysis that journalists produce each day. Our new book series, Journalism in Perpective: Continuities and Disruptions explores journalism’s institutional features, including its roles, ethics, operations, and boundaries. Take a look at some of the books in the Journalism series (and some that aren’t in the series) that are now 30% to 50% off!
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Offer expires October 31st, 2018.
Before Journalism Schools: How Gilded Age Reporters Learned the Rules by Randall S. Sumpter
Regularly $35 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-2159-9 • hardcover
“Sumpter introduces the notion that the day’s news work rules were spread through communities of practice, that is, informal interpersonal networks involving ‘knowledge brokers,’ as well as through news fiction, newswriters’ autobiographies, and trade and general interest publications. The author’s early point about how studying this topic can offer insight into today’s technology-driven upsetting of the boundaries of journalism underscores why this study is important.”—Patricia Dooley, Wichita State University; author of Taking Their Political Place: Journalists and the Making of an Occupation and The Technology of Journalism: Cultural Agents, Cultural Icons
The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit Versus the Press, 1833-1923 by Ronald R. Rodgers
Regularly $40 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2158-2 • hardcover
“This may be a book about history, but its concerns are remarkably contemporary. Its central concern is the struggle for journalism that is both trustworthy and important, a concern that resonates with today’s society that urgently needs credible news reporting but that distrusts media more than ever. It should become essential reading for those who want to understand media criticism in the United States.”—John Ferré, University of Louisville; co-author of Good News: Social Ethics and the Press
Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century by Clyde H. Farnsworth
Regularly $26.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2108-7 • hardcover • 14 photos
“Two of the most respected bylines of twentieth century American newspapering were Clyde A. and Clyde H. Farnsworth. The son sweeps the reader along with his dad-from a police beat in small-town Ohio to the Communist revolution in China-and on his own journey-from the massive Billy Sol Estes scam in rural Texas to the miasma of post-Baby Doc Duvalier’s Haiti. A two-for-one tour de force.”—Lewis Simons, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam
Charles K. McClatchy and the Golden Era of American Journalism by Steven M. Avella
Regularly $36.95 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-2068-4 • hardcover • 12 illus.
“Any historian searching for insight into the influences of early American newspapers on policy, the issues affecting the history and development of the American West, or simply the personality of such an imposing historical figure will find it in these pages.”—American Journalism
Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference Edited by Mary Kay Blakely and Amanda Dahling
Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2089-9 • hardcover
The book is divided into three broad categories: profiles, first person journalism, and personal memoirs, and includes the original articles as well as a “postscript” by the writers in which they discuss what they’ve learned about writing, journalism, and the business of getting published. Useful for students and instructors in writing programs, the book also appeals to writers interested in both the art and the craft of successful writing.
Not So Wild a Dream by Eric Sevareid
Regularly $29.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-1014-2 • paperback
In this brilliant first-person account of a young journalist’s experience during World War II, Sevareid records both the events of the war and the development of journalistic strategies for covering international affairs. He also recalls vividly his own youth in North Dakota, his decision to study journalism, and his early involvement in radio reporting during the beginnings of World War II.
“A beautifully written, idealistically inclined book that captured the youthful dreams of America and the postwar world. . . . What was once read as a personal story can now be seen as a part of our history.”—New York Times
Before THE BIG BONANZA: Dan De Quille’s Early Comstock Accounts Edited by donnelyn Curtis and Lawrence I. Berkove
Regularly $60 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2038-7 • hardcover • 15 illus., index
“Donnelyn Curtis, head of Special Collections at the University of Nevada Reno, and Lawrence Berkove, a widely published authority on Mark Twain and Western literature, have joined together to rescue fifty uncollected letters written by William Wright (better known by his pen name Dan De Quille) that appeared in newspapers and magazines between 1860 and 1863….Curtis and Berkove’s uncannily descriptive explanatory notes add much to this newly discovered literary ore.”—Mark Twain Journal
The Sagebrush Anthology: Literature from the Silver Age of the Old West Edited by Lawrence I. Berkove
Paperback: regularly $30 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1651-9 • 5 tables
Hardcover: regularly $50 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-1662-5 • 5 tables
“A representative and lively collection. The Sagebrush School receives much comment, but we have not had, until now, an anthology which enables readers to experience firsthand the best of the writings produced during this brief, but important, period.”—Joseph McCullough, coeditor of The Bible According to Mark Twain