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ERIC Number: ED312639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 63
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Taking Stock, Placing Orders: A Historiographic Essay on the Business History of the Newspaper.
Smith, Carol; Dyer, Carolyn Stewart
This historiographic essay discusses and seeks to begin to address the need for a business history of the newspaper. The paper's first section clarifies the terms "business history,""economic history,""political history," and "history of economics," (which the paper suggests have been used interchangeably in the past despite the fact that they are not synonymous). This section extrapolates from the principal discipline of business history to construct a framework for the issues the business history of the newspaper would address. The paper's second section (through a partial review of the literature which concentrates on the scattered journal articles that historians frequently seem to overlook) reveals that while a substantial amount of work does need to be done in the business history of the newspaper, a body of knowledge on a broad range of the important issues exists and awaits historians' attention, criticism, and additions. One hundred eighty-eight notes are included. An appendix contains a six-page bibliography of the research published in scholarly journals. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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