Class and News / Edition 1

Class and News / Edition 1

by Don Heider
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742527131

ISBN-13: 9780742527133

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Class and News is a multidisciplinary collection of essays examining how the news media treats or neglects this structure in everyday reporting. Are certain stories are chosen for their appeal to the upper or middle classes? Are stories of interest to lower class readers/viewers avoided? How are issues of social order reported or reflected in stories that aren't about…  See more details below

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Class and News is a multidisciplinary collection of essays examining how the news media treats or neglects this structure in everyday reporting. Are certain stories are chosen for their appeal to the upper or middle classes? Are stories of interest to lower class readers/viewers avoided? How are issues of social order reported or reflected in stories that aren't about class? This in-depth work will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the dynamics of class and news in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742527133
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Media, class, and power : debunking the myth of a classless society6
2Choosing sources : how the press perpetuated the myth of the single mother on welfare25
3Poor people in the news : images from the journalistic subconscious44
4Picturing class : mining the field of front-page photographs for keys to accidental communities of memory61
5Class and local TV news87
6The social stratification potential of tabloid and highbrow newsmagazine programs108
7Constructing a televisual class : newsmagazines and social class129
8Calling class : sports announcers and the culture of poverty150
9"America is a middle-class nation" : the presentation of class in the pages of life167
10Tales told in two cities : when missing girls are(n't) news199
11"Trailer park trash" : news, ideology, and depictions of the American underclass213
12The emergence of class consciousness in the American newspaper guild233
13Writing the workers' World Trade Center : an analysis of reportage on ground zero in the aftermath of September 11, 2001248
14UPS strike coverage and the future of labor in corporate news262
15Good news from a bad neighbourhood : urban journalism and community assets283
16Class and media influence in Australia305
17Television civic journalism and the portrayal of class325
Epilogue338

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