06 July 2007

Print Journalism

More than 12.5 million national newspapers are sold in Britain every day. The figure goes up to 14 million on Sundays. And for every copy of the Guardian sold each day, ten copies of the Sun cross the counter - which is what led former Sun editor Kelvin McKensie to call the Guardian 'the world's worst newspaper'. This publication covers every possible aspect of print journalism, and I suspect it has been produced in the hope of becoming a standard text in departments of journalism and media studies. The chapters are written by ex-journalists now teaching at four universities - City London, Sheffield, Cardiff, and Lincoln - so it seems there must be a regular career path leading out of the Street of Shame and showing other people the best way to get there. Articles in the first section deal with the history, structure, and the financing of print media. Who owns what; which titles sell most copies; and how they make a profit... Read more >>

more JOURNALISM books

1 comment:

skipper said...

Kelvin also called the 'broadsheets' as they all then were, 'the unpopulars'. 'Stick it up your Junta' by Chris Orrie and his colleague is the most wonderfully funny history of The Sun with lots more stories about the awful Kelvin.