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Journalism, study of
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1. Groundwork

Although there was no area of “journalism studies” as a defined academic discipline in the early modern universities, there was a relatively focused academic discussion of the functions, significance, and problems of newspapers, which had appeared on the scene in 1609 (see Aviso). This discussion anticipated central interests of the 20th-century study of journalism as a discipline that was both historically oriented within the academic world of the university an…

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Zimmermann, Clemens, “Journalism, study of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030728>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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