Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing, and reporting news, and it includes the process of editing and presenting
news articles. Journalism applies to various media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, radio, television,
and the internet. The word 'journalist' started to become common in the early 18th century to designate a new kind of writer,
about a century before 'journalism' made its appearance to describe what those writers produced. Though varying in form from
one age and society to another, it gradually distinguished itself from other forms of writing through its focus on the present,
its eye-witness perspective, and its reliance on everyday language. The A to Z of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved
over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced
dictionary entries on the different styles of journalism, the different types of media, and important writers and editors.