Readership: Journalism and Journalism Studies students; students taking journalism as a subsidiary module or taking a related course; professional journalists; 'citizen' journalists; academics and researchers.
Tony Harcup, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Tony Harcup is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield.
"Despite its firm commitment to be a dictionary, this is much more than that. This isd an excellent work that deserves to be on the shelves of most libraries." - Reference Reviews
"This is an excellent work which deserves to appear on the shelves of most libraries." - Diana Dixon, Reference Reviews
"An indispensable guide to all terms journalistic ... It is a starting point for further study or investigation, as well as a handy and quick reference guide to the working student or journalist ... Tony Harcup has been one of the most prolific authors of books, articles and journal papers of direct use to
journalism students in recent years and here we have a text which is destined to appear on many courses... Buy before you arrive pre-reading lists because it will help many students who have never studied journalism before become familiar with many of the key terms they will come across during their studies and long afterwards." - Tor Clark, Journalism Education (Vol 3, No 2)
"The value of Harcup's tome lies in his skilful analysis based on a deep familiarity with the multifarious fields that infuse Journalism Studies...The book is accessible and pleasurable, but it is also a serious intellectual enterprise - which is a little like journalism itself." -
Rod Amner, African Journalism Studies
"Harcup manifestly knows his subject ... The paperback may not be a doorstop, but it is certainly a mile post." - Mike Amos, Refer
"If you need to learn more about journalism or are just interested in the subject, this is a fine addition to your collection." - Erin Brenner, Copyediting
"A book so good every journalist will ask: "Why didn't I think of that?"" - Professor Roy Greenslade, City University, London
"...a cunningly compiled and mostly authoritative work of reference that is fun to read, ending with a useful chronology of journalisms highs
(1647: Levellers call for a free press) and lows (2011: Hackgate)." - Michael Leapman, British Journalism Review