Discovering The News: A Social History Of American Newspapers

Discovering The News: A Social History Of American Newspapers

by Michael Schudson
     
 

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This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective “news” was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among

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This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective “news” was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786723089
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/13/1981
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
359 KB

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