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The Invention of Journalism

Professor Pettegree charts the emergence of journalism as a professional craft, from the earliest regular news serials, the birth of the newspapers, and the growth of party politics, through to the mass media of the modern age.

Long before journalism had a name, Europe had a fully operative commercial news market, and newsmen had their own strongly felt code of ethics. In this paper, Andrew Pettegree charts the emergence of journalism as a professional craft, from the earliest regular news serials, the birth of the newspapers, and the growth of party politics, through to the mass media of the modern age. He asks what lessons history has to offer to a craft under pressure from bewilderingly rapid changes of media platforms and the proliferation of new media outlets.

This lecture is supported by the Library of the Royal Irish Academy, Marsh’s Library and the Irish Research Council-funded ‘Mapping readers and readership in Dublin: 1826-1926: a new cultural geography’ (UCD Schools of History and Computer Science)

Speaker: Andrew Pettegree
Location: Academy House
Date: 23 November 2016

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