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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:African journalism studies: the first 60 years
Author:Fair, Jo Ellen
Periodical:African journalism studies (ISSN 2374-3689)
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
media history
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/23743670.2015.1008126
Abstract:If journalism is the communication of news, there has never been a culture without it, but written journalism as a formal profession, service to the public and check on the State, developed in Africa mostly in the 19th and 20th centuries, just as it did in much of the world. Broadcast journalism followed shortly after. African journalism studies, the evaluation of the work and working conditions of the producers of print and broadcast journalism in Africa, can be dated back to the 1950s. This article addresses the question of how scholars of journalism in Subsaharan Africa have focused their work since then, by identifying the major scholarly preoccupations in African journalism studies since its inception. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]