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Journalism
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1. Terminology

The term journalism, with its European variants (German Journalismus, Italian giornalismo, Portuguese jornalismo), did not become established until the first half of the 19th century. Even French journalisme, from which they all derive, did not come into common use until the late 18th century. Etymologically, a journal was initially not a periodical but a diary. The German term Tagessc…

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Requate, Jörg, “Journalism”, 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 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021646>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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