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The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Ami Ayalon

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Newspapers and journalism began in the Middle East in the nineteenth century and evolved during a period of accelerated change which shaped their unique political, social and cultural role. Drawing ... More


The Private Press, 1882–1918

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the movement of Arab journalistic activity from the years 1992 to 1918. By the beginning of 1880, it shifted from Lebanon to Egypt. Arriving in Egypt, the Syrians became a ... More


The Economic Angle: The Press as Merchandise and as Enterprise

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows the process where newspapers became a standard commodity. The process was prolonged and arduous but gradually journalism became a profession capable of sustaining its members. ... More


The Craft of the Arab Journalist

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses what a journalist craft is. Journalists are not required to undergo a prescribed course of study, acquire particular skills, past tests, or become certified in order to ... More


Conclusion: From Nouveau Literacy to Print Journalism

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The conclusion invites a consideration of literary continuities between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It suggests that the eighteenth-century scribal chronicle of the nouveau literates may ... More


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