Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian
Encyclopedia of American Journalism edited by Stephen L. Vaughn, Routledge, 2008.
Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 070.03 V46
This unique reference explores how the media has shaped American perceptions throughout our nation’s history, contributing to our national culture, impacting the way Americans stay informed, even influencing how citizens will react to information. Articles cover themes such as “Feminist Journalism,” or “Religion and the Press,” prominent news organizations, individuals, time periods, and events; entries on ethics and legal issues examine the press’s limits. Helpful research tools include a thematic list of articles and suggested reading for each entry.
HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV, American Domestic Policy, The Cold War World, American Foreign Policy, Vietnam Voices: Multiple Views of the American Experience
FUN FOR: journalists, future pundits, news hounds, history buffs