The History of the Society of Professional Journalists: 1984-2012

Chronicling 25 critical years in the history of news media, this examination looks at the vast changes and uncharted territory the industry has faced. Offering the unique vantage point of the Society of Professional Journalists--the preeminent advocate for U.S. news media--key developments that shaped reporting are detailed along with the evolution of journalism ethics, media diversity, the Internet and new delivery methods, shrinking print markets, and the growth of citizen journalism and social media. Featuring profiles of key people who asserted new directions for journalism, provocative excerpts from 25 years of Quill magazine, a timeline of tipping-point developments, and valuable statistics, this in-depth analysis is essential for understanding the recent past and potential of the fourth estate.