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Journalism in the Quarterly: A Century of Change in the Industry and the Academy

Singer, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5777-9065, Lewis, S. C. & Wahl-Jorgensen, K. (2023). Journalism in the Quarterly: A Century of Change in the Industry and the Academy. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 100(4), pp. 773-792. doi: 10.1177/10776990231189455/


The very first article published in the new Journalism Quarterly, in January 1924, was titled “The Professional Spirit.” It was a fitting start for the journal, which over the next 100 years tracked the maturation of journalism as a profession and journalism studies as a field of scholarly inquiry. This article explores how “journalism” evolved in the pages of the journal through a turbulent century. By analysing the changing debates and tracking the incremental but steady expansion of knowledge, we seek to provide insights into where journalism scholarship started, the path we travelled, and how we arrived at today.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023, the authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (
Publisher Keywords: centennial, journalism, journalism studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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